Wyoming Women Golfers In 17th After First Round Of SDSU Lady Aztec

March 27, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women'sgolf team finds itself in 17th place out of 20 teams after Monday's firstround of the San Diego State Lady Aztec Invitational, being played at theWillow Glen Golf Course in El Cajon, Calif. Wyoming shot an opening round330. The first round leader is California at 295. California entered thetournament with a No. 24 national ranking.

Wyoming's top individual after day one was senior Jordan Lintz, whoshot a five-over par round of 77, tying her for 30th place entering thefinal round on Tuesday, March 28. Lintz is seven strokes back of thetournament leader Carrie Summerhays of Brigham Young. Summerhays posted atwo-under par round of 70. Wyoming junior Jessi Santesson, who is comingoff the first tournament win of her college career two weeks ago at theBoise State Invitational, shot an opening round of 83.

"This is an extremely strong field this week," said UW women's golfcoach Jill Johnson. "Three teams came into this tournament ranked in theTop 40 teams in the nation. This level of competition is good for us as weprepare for the Mountain West Conference Championships later this spring.The players we are competing against this week will hopefully serve to pushour team to play at a higher level."

In addition to No. 24 ranked California, the University of Oregonentered this week ranked No. 25 in the country, and BYU was ranked No. 39.

The tournament is being played at the Willow Glen Golf Course in ElCajon, Calif. The course plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,207 yards.The tournament is a 36-hole event with the final 18-hole round scheduled totee off on Tuesday, March 28 beginning at 9:20 a.m., Pacific time, 10:20a.m., Mountain.

Below are the first-round team scores and Wyoming's individualscores after the first round.

Team Scores1. California 2952. Oregon 2983. San Francisco 3014. Kent 3055. Baylor 3066. Brigham Young 3097. Lamar 3118. Cal State Northridge 312 Portland 31210. Long Beach State 31411. Colorado State 31512. Illinois 31613. San Diego State 317 Denver 317 Northern Arizona 31716. Iowa State 32517. Wyoming 33018. Sacramento State 33619. Santa Clara 33720. San Marcos 341

Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresJordan Lintz (Rapid City, S.D.) T30th 77 (+5)Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) T75th 83 (+11)Kim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) T86th 85 (+13)Kelli Hanson (Gillette, Wyo.) T86th 85 (+13)Jana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) T106th 90 (+18)