Wyoming Women's Golf Slips to Sixth at MWC Women's Golf Championship

April 18, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

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The University of Wyoming women's golf team dropped two spots in the standings on Friday at the 2008 Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championship in Albuquerque. Following their second round score of 327 (+35), Wyoming is now in six place of seven teams.

With their 36-hole total of 646 (+62), the Cowgirls are still close enough to move up in the standings, eight shots behind Colorado State, but will need a steady final round to maintain their current position, only eight strokes ahead of San Diego State. UW shot a first round score of 319 (+27) on Thursday.

The New Mexico Lobos continue to lead the team race, shooting one-under par 291 in round two and totaling 589 (+5) for the event. UNM has a comfortable 14-stroke lead over second place BYU, who is at 603 (+19). UNLV is third with their tally of 614, followed by TCU (626), CSU (638), UW (646) and SDSU (654).

New Mexico's Britney Choy is in sole possession of first place, with a 36-hole total of one-under 145. UNM's Morgan Grantham, Day One leader Jodi Ewart, and BYU's Natalia Jimenez sit two strokes back at 147 (+1).

The championship will end with 18 holes on Saturday, tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. (MT).

Wyoming will be paired with SDSU in the final round and they will be the first group to tee off. CSU and TCU will compose the second group, while BYU, UNM and UNLV will make up the final group.

"Today the scoring just wasn't there for us," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "This is a course where local knowledge goes a long way. Since tomorrow will be our fourth round, our team should be more comfortable and hopefully we can improve. We just need to be smart on the greens and confident in our club selection."

Wyoming's best round of the day came from sophomore Sarah Fogerty who shot 79 (+6). Fogerty is now tied for 19th place with a two-round total of 159 (+13), along with fellow second-year UW player Jonelle Martinez. Martinez was tied for third place after the first round, but had a difficult second round (85) and fell in the standings.

UW also counted second round scores from seniors Lindsay Bauknecht (81) and Laura Mengelkamp (82).

The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course, which is par 73 and measures 6,167 yards.

The MWC is providing live stats for the Championship. You can find the live stats link on the MWC Golf Championship webpage at www.TheMWC.com. Simply click the golf championship link to track all the action. You can also go directly to www.GolfStat.com to find the live stat link.