Nissen Paces Wyoming With a Top 20 Finish After Day One of the Utah Dixie Classic

April 8, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl golf teamfinished in the middle of the pack Monday at the Utah Dixie Classic,placing 13th out of 22 teams with a 27-hole total of 319 heading intothe final round and a half of action Tuesday. Leading the way for theCowgirls was junior Kim Nissen who finished the day tied for 18th afterfiring a 76, four-over par.

UC-Irvine leads the team competition after shooting a 295, followed byIdaho in second with 299 and host Brigham Young in third with a 301.Irvine's Walailak Satarak leads the individual standings with a totalscore of 68, four-under par.

Cowgirl senior Katherine Crowley also finished in the top 25 Mondayafter firing a 77, five-over par, sitting her in a tie for 25th place.Rounding out the scoring for UW was junior Alison McGuire who placed ina tie for 47th with a 79, sophomore Ashley Cariveau who placed in a tiefor 99th after shooting an 87 and sophomore Aryn Cariveau who placed111th with a score of 90.

"I'm pleased with how the team came out and played today," said UWhead women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "I thought Kim (Nissen) reallystepped things up and hit the ball real solid. Katherine (Crowley) andAlison (McGuire) also played very good for us. I feel we can move intothe top ten tomorrow if we can continue to play with the consistency weshowed today."

The Utah Dixie Classic will conclude on Tuesday with the final 27-holesof competition. The Utah Dixie Classic is being played at the SunbrookGolf Club in St. George, Utah.

Wyoming Individual Results

Kim Nissen (Jr.) Tied 18th 37-39= 76 (+4)Katherine Crowley (Sr.) Tied 25th 40-37= 77 (+5)Alison McGuire (Jr.) Tied 47th 40-39= 79 (+7)Ashley Cariveau (So.) Tied 99th 44-43= 87 (+15)Aryn Cariveau (So.) 111th 44-46= 90 (+18)

Team Standings After 27-Holes

1. UC-Irvine 2952. Idaho 2993. Brigham Young 3014. San Diego State 3035. Denver University 3046. Colorado State 306 San Francisco 3068. Washington State 3079. Nevada 310 Colorado 31011. Northern Arizona 31312. Montana 31813. Wyoming 31914. Weber State 322 Long Beach State 322 Idaho State 32217. Portland State 32718. Boise State 33219. Hawaii 33420. UC-Riverside 336 Montana State 33622. Mesa State 345