Wyoming Cowgirl Golf Team Concludes Season Opening Tournament

Sept. 10, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's golf team finished 16th at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic on Tuesday. The tournament was hosted by Colorado State University at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo.

Wyoming shot a 54-hole total of 988. Baylor won the team title with a three-round score of 876. Wyoming defeated Gonzaga by 12 strokes. Gonzaga finished in 17th with a final team score of 1000.

Individually, Wyoming's top finisher was senior Kim Nissen, who shot rounds of 77, 81 and 88 for a 246 total. Nissen placed 71st out of 90 individuals competing.

The tournament's individual winner was Sarah Sasse of Nebraska, who won a playoff with Lynette Duran of Colorado State to capture the individual medalist honors. Both golfers finished the 54-holes with a score of seven-under par 209.

"We had some mental mistakes that hurt us today," said UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "But I did see some good things. We put some good stretches of holes together.

"Kim (Nissen) fell back a little bit in the final round. Ali (McGuire) and Shala (Hanson) finished up with nice rounds on Tuesday. Ali shot an 82, and Shala had an 80.

"It was good to get back into tournament play. Now we'll have a couple of weeks off to work on our games before we travel to Denver for our next tournament."

The Ptarmigan Country Club course measured 6,036 yards and played to a par of 72.

Wyoming's next tournament of the fall season will be at the University of Denver Fall Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23-24.

Wyoming Individual Results         Class  Scores             Place

Kim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) Sr. 77-81-88=246 (+30) Tie 71stAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) Sr. 81-84-82=247 (+31) Tie 74thAshley Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Jr. 83-86-83=252 (+36) 81stShala Hanson (Lake Oswego, Ore.) So. 93-81-80=254 (+38) 83rdAryn Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Jr. 83-85-88=256 (+40) 84th

Final Team Standings

1. Baylor 293-291-292=8762. Colorado State 293-291-302=8863. Nevada 301-294-301=896 Nebraska 299-290-307-=8965. Denver 298-302-297=8976. San Francisco 301-306-300=9077. Colorado 304-305-303=9128. UTEP 318-298-304=9209. Long Beach State 309-310-302=92110. Washington State 314-297-315=92611. Boise State 312-308-311=93112. Northern Arizona 311-314-311=93613. North Texas 313-314-312=93914. Weber State 314-311-321=94615. Montana State 327-319-314=96016. Wyoming 324-331-333=98817. Gonzaga 327-330-343=1000