Cowgirl Golf Tied for 14th After First Day at Hawaii Rainbow Invitational

March 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

After the first day ofcompetition at the University of Hawaii Dr. Donnis Thompson RainbowInvitational, the Wyoming Cowgirl golf team is tied for 14th place in thefield of 18 women's golf teams. Wyoming is tied with Wichita State at 327.Oregon State leads the team competition with an opening round 299.

For Wyoming, senior Jessi Santesson shot the low round of anyCowgirl. Santesson fired a nine-over par round of 81, and is tied for 61stplace in the field of 97 golfers after the first of three rounds. StacieFerguson of Oregon State holds the individual lead with a two-under score of70 after day one.

"We had four girls shoot consistent rounds, but no one stepped upand shot a really great round on Tuesday," said Wyoming women's golf coachJill Johnson. "Jessi (Santesson) shot an 81, and Kim (Nissen), Jana(Johnson) and Alison (McGuire) all shot 82. This is an exceptionally strongfield, and we will have to come out the next two days with a lot ofdetermination if we hope to move up in the team standings."

The tournament format is 54 holes, with 18 holes to be played oneach of three days -- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The tournament isbeing played at the Olomana Golf Links in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The coursemeasures 6,075 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the first round teamscores.

Wyoming individual results

Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 81 (+9) T61stJana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 82 (+10) T68thKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 82 (+10) T68thAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) So. 82 (+10) T68thTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 86 (+14) T82nd

Team Standings

1. Oregon State 2992. Arizona 3003. TCU 3024. Oklahoma State 3035. LSU 304 Oklahoma 304 BYU 3048. Colorado State 305 Colorado 30510. Minnesota 30911. Weber State 31412. UTEP 32213. Hawaii 32414. Wyoming 327 Wichita State 32716. Cincinnati 32917. Osaka Gakuin (Japan) 33318. Montana State 336