Cowgirls Take 12th at Southern Dunes

April 5, 2016

MARICOPA, Ariz. -

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The University of Wyoming women’s golf team jumped three spots during the final day of the Cowgirl Classic to finish in 12th at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. The Cowgirls finished with a 919 (+55) after a final round score of 301 (+13). Freshman Megan Knadler had the best 54-hole score of her career with a 223 (+7) after she posted a round of 73 (+1) to tie for 20th.

“I am very proud of the girls to bounce back and finish with a competitive round,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “Kathleen (Kershisnik) and Megan (Knadler) were solid from start to finish and this should be great momentum heading into our last events.

Sophomore Klara Castillo shot an 81 (+9) on Tuesday morning to bring her three-round total to 225 (+9), while Kathleen Kershisnik fired a 74 (+2) during the third round. Kershisnik also recorded the best 54-hole score of her career as she finished her last Cowgirl Classic with a 226 (+10). Kaylee Knadler completed her first with a 232 (+16) after an 82 (+10) on the day.

Gabrielle Gibson finished the tournament with a three-round total of 235 (+19). She shot a 79 (+7) on Tuesday, as Taylor Dorans shot an 81 (+9) to bring her total to 240 (+24).

Mackenzie Barrie had one of the best rounds for UW during the final. Her top score of the tournament came on Tuesday with a 75 (+3) to move her total to 242 (+26). Emily Woodard recorded an 83 (+11) for the third round and finished with a 243 (+27), while Amanda Hinchey shot an 84 (+12) on Tuesday to move her total to 242 (+26).

Idaho took home the team title with a three-round score of 873 (+9), as Santa Clara’s Annie Freeman claimed the individual honors with a 207 (-9).

“I would like to thank the staff of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes and all of their tremendous effort and help hosting such a first class event,” Stender added.

The Cowgirls will return to action on April 11-12 at the Bobcat Spring Invitational in Phoenix.

 Wyoming Individual Results
T20. Megan Knadler: 76 (+4) - 74 (+3) – 73 (+1)=223 (+7)
T26. Klara Castillo: 72 (E) -72 (E) – 81 (+9) – 81 (+9) =225 (+9)
T29. Kathleen Kershisnik: 77 (+5) - 75 (+3) – 74 (+2)=226 (+10)
T52. Kaylee Knadler: 75 (+3) - 75 (+3)=82 (+10)=232 (+16)
T69. Gabrielle Gibson: 73 (+1) - 83 (+11) - 79 (+7)=235 (+19)
T87. Taylor Dorans: 79 (+7) - 80 (+8) – 81 (+9)=240 (+24)
T94. Amanda Hinchey: 80 (+8) - 78 (+6) – 84 (+12)=242 (+26)
T94. Mackenzie Barrie: 84 (+12) - 83 (+11) – 75 (+3)=242 (+26)
97. Emily Woodard: 81 (+9) - 79 (+7) – 83 (+11) =243 (+27)