April 4, 2006
ST. GEORGE, Utah -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team was unable to improve their position on Tuesday at the BYU Dixie Classic. Through 36 holes, the Cowgirls remain in 17th place of 19 schools. UW recorded a second-day round of 338 (+50) at the Entrada at Snow Canyon golf course, giving them a total of 680 (+104).
Entrada will be the site of the 2006 Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championships, April 20-22, and six of the seven MWC schools that sponsor women's golf are playing this tournament as a tune-up event. Only TCU is not in the BYU Dixie Classic field.
New Mexico leads the event with a mark of 606 (+30), eleven strokes ahead of second place UNLV at 617. BYU is third with a score of 622.
"We need to get it done tomorrow," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "There is a small margin of error on this course and it really brings your mental game into play. We need to recognize that and step up our games in that area, because we can still end this tournament on a positive note."
Wyoming sophomore Laura Mengelkamp had a drastic turn-around on Tuesday by knocking 11 strokes off of her first round score and shooting a team-best 79 (+7).
The Lobos' Mikaela Backstedt is atop the individual leaderboard after her second round score of 70 (-2) moved her from fourth to first, and a 36-hole total of 144 (E). First round leader Seema Sadekar of UNLV slipped to second place at 147 (+3).
The BYU Dixie Classic will conclude on Wednesday at Entrada with a final round of 18 holes. 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.