April 9, 2012
Chandler, Ariz. -
Junior Dana Zamprelli shot a 76 (+4) to pace the University of Wyoming women's golf team to a 309 (+21) during Monday's first round of the Cowgirl Classic at the Ocotillo Golf Resort. The host UW Cowgirls sit tied for 14th in the 24-team field, while Iowa leads at 289 (+1).
"We didn't play as well as we wanted to today, because we pressed our game today and also this year's field is much deeper," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "We certainly have the ability and opportunity tomorrow to move up with a more relaxed round."
Zamprelli is tied for 37th in the field of 126 players and is one shot ahead of senior Juanita Rico and sophomore Emily Wood at 77 (+5) in a tie for 52nd. Sophomore Stacey Blunt is tied for 76th at 79 (+7), while freshman Samantha Stancato rounded out UW's scorers at 82 (+10). Senior Jenna Zamprelli and redshirt freshman Kristen Jensen played as individuals and carded rounds of 80 (+8) and 82 (+10), respectively.
"We just got away from trusting what we've been doing and having confidence in our shot process," Stender said. "For us to shoot 309 today and be disappointed is encouraging to me as a coach because it shows the ability that each player has to come out and play better."
Tomorrow's second round of the Cowgirl Classic commences at 7:30 a.m. MT. Fans can follow live stats through Golfstat.com by clicking on the link above.
Cowgirl Classic First Round Results
1. Iowa: 289 (+1)
2. Colorado State: 292 (+4)
3. Sacramento State: 294 (+6)
4. Nevada: 295 (+7)
T5. Seattle: 298 (+10)
T5. Xavier: 298 (+10)
T14. Wyoming: 309 (+21)
Wyoming First Round Individual Results
T37. Dana Zamprelli: 76 (+4)
T52. Juanita Rico: 77 (+5)
T52. Emily Wood: 77 (+5)
T76. Stacey Blunt: 79 (+7)
T87. Jenna Zamprelli:* 80 (+8)
T102. Samantha Stancato: 82 (+10)
T102. Kristen Jensen:* 82 (+10)
*-Jenna Zamprelli and Kristen Jensen played as individuals.