RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -
University of Wyoming senior golfer Samantha Stancato shot the lowest round of her career at a Mountain West Championship on the final day of action held on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage Calif. The Cowgirls finished ninth in the nine team field with a tally of 953 (+89) after turning in a score of 316 (+28) on Wednesday.
"The team fought really hard today and I'm happy that we improved and showed competitiveness in such a tough conference championship," UW head coach Josey Stender said.
Stancato finished the tournament tied for 29th place in the 45-golfer field with a tally of 233 (+17). For the tournament she shot her two lowest rounds at the championship in her career. Sophomore Mackenzie Barrie finished the final round with a mark of 82 (+10) and finished the championship tied for 36th place with a score of 239 (+23).
"I'm proud of Samantha's play today in her last event as a Cowgirl," Stender said. "She competed hard and played with great confidence her talent will be missed next season and she has great things ahead of her."
Redshirt freshman Gabrielle Gibson finished the final round strong with a score of 78 (+6). She finished in 42nd place with a three-round tally of 242 (+26). Sophomore Taylor Dorans finished the championship in 43rd place at 243 (+27) after her third round of 82 (+10). Junior Emily Woodard rounded out the Cowgirls with a three-round total of 256 (+40).
San Diego State won the championship with a team score of 876 (+12). New Mexico battled back moving up four spots shooting -10 under as a team to finish second. San Jose State finished third with a three-round tally of 886 (+22). New Mexico's Manon Molle won the individual title in a sudden death playoff over San Diego State's Milagros Chavez. Molle shot five-under par on the final day to claim the crown.
Wyoming Individual Scores
T29 - Samantha Stancato - 75 (+3) - 84 (+12) - 74 (+2) = 233 (+17)
T36 - Mackenzie Barrie - 83 (+11) - 74 (+2) - 82 (+10) = 239 (+23)
42 - Gabrielle Gibson - 81 (+9) - 83 (+11) - 78 (+6) = 242 (+26)
43 - Taylor Dorans - 77 (+5) - 84 (+12) - 82 (+10) = 243 (+27)
44 - Emily Woodard - 79 (+7) - 88 (+16) - 89 (+17) = 256 (+40)