Wyoming Cowgirl Golf Team Starts Season at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic

Sept. 9, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's golf team began its 2002 fall schedule on Monday at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic hosted by Colorado State University. The Cowgirls find themselves in 16th place out of 17 teams after the first day of competition. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with a final 18-hole round.

Wyoming shot a 36-hole total of 655 on Monday. Baylor and host Colorado State are tied for the team lead at 584, eight-over par. Wyoming leads Gonzaga by two strokes. Gonzaga shot a first day total of 657.

Individually, Wyoming's top individual is senior Kim Nissen, who shot rounds of 77 and 81 for a 14-over par total of 158 to tie for 52nd out of 90 individuals competing. Nissen is only six strokes out of the Top 25.

The tournament's individual leaders are Lynette Duran of Colorado State and Sarah Sasse of Nebraska, who are tied at six-under par 138.

"For the first tournament of the season, I saw some good things," said sixth-year head coach Jill Rettinger. "Kim (Nissen) had an outstanding round in the morning with a five-over par round of 77. She slipped back a little bit in the afternoon round with an 81, but she is still in position to have a nice tournament."

The tournament is being played at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins. The course measures 6,036 yards and plays to a par of 72. The final 18-hole round will be played on Tuesday.

Wyoming Individual Results   Class  Scores  Place

Kim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) Sr. 77-81=158 (+14) T52ndAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) Sr. 81-84=165 (+21) T75thAryn Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Jr. 83-85=168 (+24) T78thAshley Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Jr. 83-86=169 (+25) T81stShala Hanson (Lake Oswego, Ore.) So. 93-81=174 (+30) T86th

Final Team Standings

1.Baylor 293-291=584 (+8)Colorado State 293-291=584 (+8)3.Nebraska 299-290=589 (+13)4.Nevada 301-294=595 (+19)5.Denver 298-302=600 (+24)6.San Francisco 301-306=607 (+31)7.Colorado 304-305=609 (+33)8.Washington State 314-297=611 (+35)9.UTEP 318-298=616 (+40)10.Long Beach State 309-310=619 (+43)11.Boise State 312-308=620 (+44)12.Northern Arizona 311-314=625 (+49)Weber State 314-311=625 (+49)14.North Texas 313-314=627 (+51)15.Montana State 327-319=646 (+70)16.Wyoming 324-331=655 (+79)17.Gonzaga 327-330=657 (+81)