March 27, 2007
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team shot 334 (+46) on Tuesday during the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational. Wyoming totaled 989 (+125) over 54 holes and placed tenth in the field of 15 teams.
"We would have liked to have finished better today, but honestly we just didn't play well," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "We won't dwell on it and will use the upcoming free weekend to practice and especially work on our short game."
UW's best finish came from junior Laura Mengelkamp who placed in a tie for 26th out of 81 golfers with her total of 240 (+24) strokes. The Cowgirls got rounds of 82 (+10) from Mengelkamp and freshman Jonelle Martinez on Tuesday, in addition to a score of 83 from junior Lindsay Bauknecht and a pair of 87's from sophomore Mikala Henzlik and freshman Sarah Fogerty.
Nationally ranked no.38 San Francisco held on to its opening round lead and bested the field by three strokes at 919 (+55). No. 46 Washington State followed in second place (922), ahead of Oregon State (third, 933), Idaho (fourth, 937) and event-host Oregon (fifth, 943).
Washington State's Amy Eneroth, who totaled 222 (+6), carded the best score of the final round, even-par 72, and won in a playoff over San Francisco's Jessica Potter, who finished second, also at 222. USF teammate Kristin Nichols followed in third place (227), and Katie Street of Boise State and Tracy Broders of Washington State tied for fourth place at 230.
The tournament was held at Shadow Hills Country Club, a par 72 course that measures 6,096 yards.
Next up, the Cowgirls will play host to the first annual Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, April 9-10 in Glendale, Ariz. at Ocotillo Golf Resort. A nine-team field plus individuals will play 36 holes on Monday and then one final round on Tuesday.