Wyoming Cowgirls in 15th After Two Rounds of the Hawaii Rainbow Invitational

March 28, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

With two rounds completed at theUniversity of Hawaii Dr. Donnis Thompson Rainbow Invitational, the Wyomingwomen's golf team is in 15th place with a 36-hole total of 661. The 18-teamfield includes some of the top women's golf programs in the nation, led byArizona, which leads heading into Thursday's final round with a 594 teamscore.

The second round for the Cowgirls was highlighted by senior JanaJohnson, who shot an eight-over par round of 80 on Wednesday. Johnson istied for 59th in the field of 97 golfers. She has a two-round score of 162.Natalie Bulbis of Arizona and Christi Cano of Oklahoma State share theindividual lead at 142.

"Jana (Johnson) played a nice round today with an 80," said Wyomingwomen's golf coach Jill Johnson. "That is the lowest round for us in thefirst two days of competition. Alison (McGuire) and Tara (Ludwig) alsoplayed well today with rounds of 84.

"Jessi (Santesson) began the tournament with an 81 in the firstround, but struggled some today, shooting an 87. I know she wants to comeback tomorrow in the final round and put up a low score to finish up strong.

"As a team, we have played solid, but we haven't had anyone reallybe able to put together an exceptional round. Tomorrow, we still have anopportunity to move up a position with a strong round. We just have tofocus on playing each shot and not letting one or two bad holes affect ourconcentration."

The final 18-hole round is scheduled to be played on Thursday. Thetournament is being played at the Olomana Golf Links in Waimanalo, Hawaii.The course measures 6,075 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the team scores enteringThursday's final round.

Wyoming individual results

Jana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 82-80=162 (+18) T59thAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) So. 82-84=166 (+22) T74thJessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 81-87=168 (+24) T78thKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 82-86=168 (+24) T78thTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 86-84=170 (+26) T85th

Team Standings

1. Arizona 5942. Oklahoma State 6013. Oklahoma 6044. LSU 6055. Oregon State 6066. BYU 6117. TCU 6128. Colorado 6169. Colorado State 61710. Minnesota 61811. Weber State 63512. UTEP 64213. Wichita State 64614. Hawaii 65015. Wyoming 66116. Montana State 66317. Cincinnati 66818. Osaka Gakuin (Japan) 683