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)