Knadler Leads Cowgirls at MW Championships

April 18, 2016

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Day One Results | Live Results | Championship Central

Wyoming freshman Kaylee Knadler opened the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Championship with a 79 (+9) on Monday, leading the Cowgirls in the first round of the conference tournament. Wyoming recorded a team total of 321 (+33) to sit in ninth place after one round.

“The course played tougher than years past,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “But what hurt us today was our inability to convert on birdie putts like we have been.”

Knadler is tied for 29th place after the first round, while senior Kathleen Kershisnik and sophomore Gabrielle Gibson are one shot behind tied for 34th. Kershisnik and Gibson each shot an 80 (+8) at the par-72, 6,291-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club.

Sophomore Klara Castillo is tied for 41st in the 45-golfer field after turning in a scorecard of 82 (+10), while freshman Megan Knadler followed with a mark of 86 (+14) for the Cowgirls.

“We fought back on the second nine, but our tough start on the greens and out of the thick rough cost us big numbers,” Stender added. “We need to come out positive and aggressive tomorrow.”

No. 17 UNLV is in the team lead finishing the day with a 295 (+7). No. 22 San Diego State is in second place at 296 (+8) with Fresno State in third with a tally of 297 (+9). Colorado State’s Katrina Prendergast, Fresno State’s Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir and Georgia Lacey of SDSU are tied for the individual lead at 71 (-1).

The action will continue Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. MT from the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. Live results will be available on GolfStat.com.

Wyoming Individual Results
T29. Kaylee Knadler: 79 (+7)
T34. Gabrielle Gibson: 80 (+8)
T34. Kathleen Kershisnik: 80 (+8)
T41. Klara Castillo: 82 (+10)
45. Megan Knadler: 86 (+12)