McGuire Shoots a Final Round of 76 at the Inland Empire Intercollegiate

April 2, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming junior AlisonMcGuire shot a final round score of 76 on Tuesday at the Inland EmpireIntercollegiate, finishing the two-day tournament in a tie for fifthplace with a three-round total score of 230, 14-over par. McGuire shotback-to-back rounds of 77 on the first day of competition on Monday.

University of Portland's Sarah Walter won the tournament with a threeround total of 214, two-under par. She was the only golfer in the fieldof 31 to shot under par. Eastern Washington's Jeanie Bagnell finishedthree strokes out of first shooting a 217, placing her in second.

Host school Eastern Washington won the team title over second placeGonzaga by 21 strokes -- 910 to 931. Wyoming placed fifth with a totalscore of 962, 12 strokes behind fourth place Montana (950).

"Despite where we placed I thought the team played very well," said UWwomen's golf coach Jill Rettinger. We had a few outstandingperformances led by Alison (McGuire) who had a great tournament. Shehit the ball well and made some nice shots. Katherine (Crowley) had agreat tournament as well. She and Alison both finished with averagesunder 80 which was a positive for us. All in all it was a goodtournament and a good warm-up for next weekend."

Crowley was the next highest Cowgirl finisher behind McGuire, placingin a tie for 14th with a total score of 239. Junior Kim Nissen shot afinal round score of 79 helping her finish in a tie for 20th with atotal score of 245. Sophomore Ashley Cariveau finished in 23rd with athree round total of 250, two strokes ahead of freshman Shala Hanson whoplaced in a tie for 24th with a total score of 252.

The Inland Empire Intercollegiate was played at the Downriver GolfCourse in Spokane, Wash. The course measured 5,881 yards and played toa par of 72.

The Cowgirls will return to the links April 8-9 at the Brigham YoungDixie Classic in St. George, Utah.

Final Wyoming Individual Results

Alison McGuire Tie 5th 77-77-76=230 (+14)Katherine Crowley Tie 14th 75-83-81=239 (+23)Kim Nissen Tie 20th 82-84-79=245 (+29)Ashley Cariveau 23rd 82-83-85=250 (+34)Shala Hanson Tie 24th 80-84-88=252 (+36)

Final Team Standings

1. Eastern Washington 302 306 302 910 +462. Gonzaga 312 308 311 931 +673. Portland 310 306 319 935 +714. Montana 320 316 314 950 +865. Wyoming 314 327 321 962 +98