Wyoming Women Golfers Finish Tied For 17th At SDSU Lady Aztec

March 28, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women'sgolf team tied for 17th place out of 20 teams Tuesday at the San Diego StateLady Aztec Invitational, being played at the Willow Glen Golf Course in ElCajon, Calif. Wyoming shot a 36-hole total of 658. UW shot a round of 328on Tuesday, improving its team score by two strokes over Monday's firstround total of 330. The team championship was won by Oregon at 595. Oregonentered the final round on Tuesday in second place, trailing California bythree strokes -- 298 to 295. Oregon began this week ranked No. 25 in thenation, while Cal was ranked No. 24.

Wyoming's top individual was senior Jordan Lintz, who shot an11-over par total of 155, tying her for 33rd place. Lintz finished 10strokes back of tournament co-champions Carrie Summerhays of Brigham Youngand Pam Sowden of Oregon, who both finished at one-over par 145. Wyomingjunior Jessi Santesson, who was coming off the first tournament win of hercollege career two weeks ago at the Boise State Invitational, shot a two-daytotal of 163 to tie for 74th.

"This was a week where we struggled with a difficult course and afirst-class field of teams," said UW women's golf coach Jill Johnson."Jordan (Lintz) had a steady tournament. It wasn't her best tournament, butit was solid enough to keep her right in contention for the NCAA WestRegional at the end of the season. Jessi (Santesson) had a better round onTuesday, and Kelly Hanson had a nice tournament for only the secondcollegiate tournament of her career.

"We played against an outstanding group of teams this week, whichhopefully will make us better in the long run. Now we need to get home andhave a good week of practice to get ready for the BYU Tournament next Mondayand Tuesday in St. George, Utah."

In addition to No. 24 ranked California and No. 25 ranked Oregon,Brigham Young began the tournament ranked No. 39 in the nation.

The tournament was played at the Willow Glen Golf Course in ElCajon, Calif. The course played to a par of 72 and measured 6,207 yards.The tournament was a 36-hole event.

The Cowgirls return to action next Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4 atthe Dixie Classic, hosted by BYU in St. George, Utah.

Below are the final team scores and Wyoming's individual scores forthe San Diego State Lady Aztec.

Team Scores1.      Oregon                  5952.      California              5993.      Baylor                  6024.      San Francisco           6115.      Kent                    6126.      Brigham Young           6157.      Cal State Northridge    6198.      Denver                  6219.      Lamar                   62610.     San Diego State         62711.     Colorado State          62812.     Illinois                631        Portland                63114.     Northern Arizona        63215.     Long Beach State        63316.     Iowa State              63517.     Wyoming                 658        Sacramento State        65819.     Santa Clara             66920.     San Marcos              690

Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresJordan Lintz (Rapid City, S.D.) T33rd 77-78=155 (+11)Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) T74th 83-80=163 (+19)Kelli Hanson (Gillette, Wyo.) T87th 85-83=168 (+24)Kim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) T98th 85-87=172 (+28)Jana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) 107th 90-89=179 (+35)