April 3, 2006
ST. GEORGE, Utah -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team finished the first round of the BYU Dixie Classic in 17th place at the Entrada at Snow Canyon golf course on Monday.
The Cowgirls shot a score of 342 (+54) during the first of three rounds.
No. 24 New Mexico holds a two-shot lead over No. 10 UNLV at 299 (+11). UNLV is the three-time defending champion of the Dixie Classic and they sit in second place at 301 (+13) while Idaho is third at 308 (+20). 19 schools are participating in the event.
"We have a lot of golf left to play," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "The pressure of the first day is now off and for several of our players we can only improve during the second and third rounds. We will play better as a team tomorrow.
"I'm proud of the way that Mikala and Kayla played this difficult course."
UW freshman Mikala Henzlik had the best round of the day for the Cowgirls, a score of 79 (+7). Henzlik is tied for 25th place in the field of 101 golfers.
Individual leader, UNLV's Seema Sadekar had the only round under par on the day with a 70 (-2).
Wyoming also received a solid performance from junior Kayla Morrison, with her season-best mark of 82 (+10).
The BYU Dixie Classic continues Tuesday and Wednesday at Entrada with 18 holes each day. Entrada is a par 72, 6,151 yard course. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. Follow the action live on the internet at www.golfstat.com.