Wyoming Completes First Day of BYU Dixie Classic

April 5, 2004

ST. GEORGE, Utah -

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Wyoming freshman Kayla Morrison was the bright spot for the Wyoming Cowgirls on the opening day of the Brigham Young Dixie Classic Monday, firing a 15-over par total of 159 to tie for 30th place after 36 holes. The Cowgirls were not so successful as a team as they will enter Tuesday's final round in last place in the 13-team field.

Wyoming shot an opening round of 346 and improved to 334 in Monday's second round for a 680 total. UNLV leads the team competition, shooting an 11-over par total of 587.

In the individual competition, Sunny Oh of UNLV holds a four-stroke lead over Heather MacRae of San Diego State and Seema Sadekar of UNLV heading into Tuesday's final round. Oh was the only player to shoot under par through 36 holes, with a two-under par total of 142. MacRae and Sadekar posted two-over par totals of 146.

"Kayla (Morrison) competed well for us," said UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "She has had an outstanding freshman season, and seems to continue to improve as the season progresses. As a team, while we improved a lot from the first to the second rounds, we didn't have anyone other than Kayla score well for us on Monday.

"Tuesday is our final round prior to the Mountain West Conference Championship. We need to use Tuesday's round as an opportunity to get better in preparation for the MWC Championship."

The BYU Dixie Classic is being played at the Entrada Golf Course at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah. The course measures 6,150 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Tuesday's final round tees off at 8 a.m., Mountain time. The Cowgirls will conclude the 2003-04 season at the MWC Championship on April 22-24 in Sunriver, Ore.