Sophomore Klara Castillo opened the Bobcat Spring Invitational with a career-low 70 (-2) on Monday in Goodyear, Ariz. Castillo finished the day tied for fourth to lead the Cowgirls with a 149 (+5). Wyoming began the tournament with a 295 (+7), which tied its lowest round of the year and is third-best all time. With the final round remaining, UW is tied for first with a two-round total of 600 (+24).
"I am very pleased with our solid, all around team effort today," Cowgirl coach Josey Stender said. "The course played very different and more difficult in the afternoon so it was great to see them hang in there."
Castillo followed her career-round with a 79 (+7) in the afternoon, as sophomore Gabrielle Gibson jumped 32 spots to finish the day tied for eighth with a score of 151 (+7). Gibson shot a 79 (+7) first-round score before closing out the day with a 72 (E). Freshman Kaylee Knadler opened the tournament with a 74 (+2), and then shot a 77 (+5) to sit tied with Gibson for eighth with one round remaining.
Joining Castillo with a career-low score was freshman Megan Knadler. She is tied for 37th after shooting a 72 (E) during the first round and followed with an 85 (+13) for a total of 157 (+13). Senior Kathleen Kershisnik has a first-day total of 158 (+14) and is sitting tied for 42nd. Kershisnik had rounds of 81 (+9) and 77 (+5), respectively. Fellow senior Emily Woodard is one shot behind Kershisnik with a two-round total of 159 (+15). Woodard started the tournament with a 74 (+2), before a second-round score of 85 (+13).
Junior Taylor Dorans is tied for 51st for the Cowgirls. Dorans shot an 81 (+9) and a 79 (+7), while junior Mackenzie Barrie had rounds of 84 (+12) and 81 (+9) on Monday.
"This team has worked very hard and believed in themselves all year long through the ups and downs," Stender added. "We will need to focus on our process and approach the course for what it is tomorrow and not how it played today."
The final round of the MSU Bobcat Spring Invitational will begin tomorrow morning with an 8:30 a.m. MT shotgun start. Live results can be found on golfstat.com.
Wyoming Individual Results
T4. Klara Castillo: 70-79=149 (+5)
T8. Gabrielle Gibson: 79-72=151 (+7)
T8. Kaylee Knadler: 74-77=151 (+7)
T37. Megan Knadler: 72-85=157 (+13)
T42. Kathleen Kershisnik: 81-77=158 (+14)
T48. Emily Woodard: 74-85=159 (+15)
T51. Taylor Dorans: 81-79=160 (16)
T68. Mackenzie Barrie: 84-81=165 (+21)