UW's McGuire Tied for Fifth at the Inland Empire Intercollegiate

April 1, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming junior Alison McGuire shot back-to-back rounds of 77 on Monday at the Inland Empire Intercollegiate in Spokane, Wash., to tie for fifth place entering Tuesday's final round. McGuire will tee off the third and final round with a score of 154, 10-over par.

Sarah Walter of the University of Portland leads the tournament with a four-under par total of 140. Walter shot an opening round of 68, four-under par, and followed that with an even-par round of 72. She leads Jeanie Bagnell of Eastern Washington by one stroke.

Eastern Washington, the host team for the tournament, leads in the team competition by eight strokes over Portland -- 608 to 616. Wyoming is in fifth place entering Tuesday's final round. The Cowgirls are five strokes back of fourth place Montana -- 641 to 636.

"Alison (McGuire) played very consistently on Monday," said UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "She played solid both rounds. Katherine (Crowley) shot her best round of the season in the opening round with a 75. She slipped back some in the second round with an 83, but Katherine is within three strokes of the Top 10 heading into the final round. Both her and Alison really have an opportunity to have a great tournament."

Wyoming's other three individuals were within two strokes of each other. Freshman Shala Hanson tallied a 164. Sophomore Ashley Cariveau was one stroke back at 165, and junior Kim Nissen totalled 166 on the first day.

The third and final round of the Inland Empire Intercollegiate will be played Tuesday at the Downriver Golf Course in Spokane, Wash. The course measures 5,881 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Wyoming Individual Results

Alison McGuire Tie 5th 77-77=154 (+10)Katherine Crowley Tie 13th 75-83=158 (+14)Shala Hanson 21st 80-84=164 (+20)Ashley Cariveau 22nd 82-83=165 (+21)Kim Nissen Tie 23rd 82-84=166 (+22)

Team Standings

1. Eastern Washington 302 306 608 +322. Portland 310 306 616 +403. Gonzaga 312 308 620 +444. Montana 320 316 636 +605. Wyoming 314 327 641 +65