Wyoming Cowgirls Tie for 11th at the Ptarmigan/Ram Classic

Sept. 9, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's golf team finished in a tie for 11th place out of 16 teams at the Ptarmigan/Ram Classic on Tuesday. UW closed with a final round of 314. The highest individual finishers for the Cowgirls were freshman Kayla Morrison and sophomore Bailey Adcock, who both tied for 27th place in the field of 90 individuals.

Morrison fired a final round of one-under par 71 and finished at 11-over par 227 for the 54-hole event. Adcock shot a round of 77 on Tuesday, five-over par, after shooting a one-under 71 of her own in Monday's second round.

"Kayla (Morrison) shot an outstanding round on Tuesday," said UW women's golf coach Jill Rettinger. "For a freshman to come out and shoot a subpar round in her first collegiate event is quite an accomplishment. Bailey (Adcock) was really consistent all week. She was our only individual to shoot in the 70s for all three rounds of the tournament. And not far behind was our other freshman, Michelle Camaione, who shot rounds of 74 and 76 on Monday, before slipping back a little bit to 80 on Tuesday.

"All-in-all, we had a lot of strong performances, and with a young team like we have this year I was really encouraged with our play in the first tournament of the season. We improved our team score by 55 strokes from last year, when we played this same tournament on the identical course."

San Francisco captured the team championship, winning by 13 strokes over host Colorado State. Kristi Larsen of San Francisco won the individual crown by two strokes over her teammate Nikki Jacoby. Larsen shot a five-under par 211 for the 54-hole event. Jacoby shot a three-under 213.

The Ptarmigan/Ram Classic was played at the Ptarmigan Country Club. Ptarmigan measured 6,113 yards and played to a par of 72.

Team Standings            Scores

1. San Francisco 283-291-301=875 (+11)2. Colorado State 295-301-292=888 (+24)3. Nevada 289-301-301=891 (+27)4. Denver 291-308-296=895 (+31)5. Colorado 288-313-299=900 (+36)6. Baylor 292-309-301=902 (+38)7. Kansas 303-302-300=905 (+41)8. Weber State 308-297-312=917 (+53)9. Boise State 302-310-308=920 (+56)10. UTEP 302-321-307=930 (+66)11. Wyoming 303-316-314=933 (+69) Northern Arizona 317-308-308=933 (+69)13. Montana 317-316-314=947 (+83)14. Montana State 311-321-319=951 (+87)15. Gonzaga 322-330-309=961 (+97)16. Northern Colorado 328-318-326=972 (+108)

Wyoming Team Results Class Scores Place

Kayla Morrison (St. Mary's, W.Va.) Fr. 74-82-71=227 (+11) Tie 27thMichelle Camaione (Upland, Calif.) Fr. 74-76-80=230 (+14) Tie 38thShala Hanson (Lake Oswego, Ore.) Jr. 76-76-81=233 (+17) Tie 47thAshley Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Sr. 79-82-82=243 (+27) Tie 65thWhitney Hernandez (Powell, Wyo.) RFr. 92-92-91=275 (+59) 90th

Wyoming Players Competing as Individuals

Bailey Adcock (Sugarland, Texas) So. 79-71-77=227 (+11) Tie 27thAryn Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Sr. 90-88-82=260 (+44) 87th