Freshman Kayla Morrison Ties for 29th Place at the BYU Dixie Classic

April 6, 2004

ST. GEORGE, Utah -

Wyoming freshman Kayla Morrison tied for 29th place out of 72 individuals at the Brigham Young Dixie Classic on Tuesday, firing a 22-over par total of 238. Morrison closed out the 54-hole event with a seven-over par round of 79 in Tuesday's final round. The Cowgirls were unable to move up in the final round and finished last in the 13-team field.

In the individual competition, Sunny Oh of UNLV held on for a three-stroke win over her teammate, Seema Sadekar of UNLV. Heading into Tuesday's final round, Oh held a four-stroke lead over Sadekar. Oh concluded the 54-hole event with a one-under par total of 215. She was the only player to shoot under par for the tournament. Sadekar ended with a two-over par 218.

They led UNLV to a dominating win in the team competition, winning by 27 strokes over second place San Francisco -- 876 to 903.

"Kayla (Morrison) continued her strong play," said UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "She played very consistently in all three rounds, and she shot the three lowest rounds for us all week.

"Shala Hanson had a nice final round, with an 81. Shala improved every round of the tournament.

"Now we have a couple of weeks to prepare for the conference championships."

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

The Cowgirls will conclude the 2003-04 season at the MWC Championship on April 22-24 in Sunriver, Ore.

Team Standings          Scores

1. UNLV 296-291-289=876 (+12)2. San Francisco 294-308-301=903 (+39)3. San Diego State 297-314-308=919 (+55)4. BYU 300-314-308=922 (+58)5. Colorado State 318-303-308=929 (+65)6. Nevada 317-314-305=936 (+72)7. Portland State 314-312-313=939 (+75)8. Weber State 323-316-311=950 (+86)9. Hawaii 322-318-313=953 (+89)10. Colorado 320-321-320=961 (+97)11. Long Beach State 314-335-329=978 (+114)12. Montana State 320-332-339=991 (+127)13. Wyoming 346-334-337=1017 (+153)

Wyoming Individual Results Hometown Class Place Scores

Kayla Morrison St. Mary's, W.Va. Fr. Tie 29th 81-78-79=238 (+22)Michelle Camaione Upland, Calif. Fr. Tie 51st 84-82-84=250 (+34)Shala Hanson Lake Oswego, Ore. Jr. Tie 60th 91-85-81=257 (+41)Aryn Cariveau Rapid City, S.D. Sr. Tie 67th 90-89-93=272 (+56)Whitney Hernandez Powell, Wyo. RFr. 70th 98-99-109=306 (+90)