Sept. 10, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
After the second round of play was suspended yesterday at the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Classic, the University of Wyoming women's golf team completed the rest of round two and shot a 306 (+18) in the third round Tuesday afternoon, to finish in 13th place with 933 (+69). California shot a third round 286 to take home the team trophy with 873 (+9).
The Cowgirls were paced by junior Samantha Stancato, who carded a third round score of 76 (+4) and a total of 222 (+6) to finish in a tie for 15th. It was the fifth time Stancato has finished within the top-25 in her career.
"Sam was consistent and had a really good finish, which was nice to see," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "I was glad to see we improved in the final round. They fought really hard to maintain that and stay pretty low for a few holes. I was proud of the way they were able to compete."
Senior Emily Wood finished the tournament tied for 35th with 229 after scoring a third round score of 74 (+2). Playing as an individual, freshman Taylor Dorans carded a third round score of 77 (+5) to complete her first collegiate tournament tied 53rd with 234. Sophomore Kathleen Kershisnik had a strong showing in the final round with a 77 (+5) to finish in a tie for 62nd with a total score of 237. Freshman Mackenzie Barrie placed tied 79th with 247 after her third round score of 81 (+9), as senior Stacey Blunt tied for 81st with a total score of 249 after a third round score of 79 (+7).
Stancato's second round was like the first, as she once again shot a 73 (+1). Wood and Dorans shot a second round score of 80 (+8) while Kershisnik carded an 81 (+9). Barrie and Blunt each scored an 87 (+15) for round two.
"I didn't think we were completely on top of our game but to start out the year being able to be right there competing with fellow Mountain West schools was definitely good to see," added Stender.
Wyoming is off until the UNM Dick McGuire Invitational on Sept. 20-21 in Albuquerque, N.M.
CSU Ptarmigan Ram Classic Team Standings
1. California +9 291-296-286=873
2. Colorado +18 297-294-291=882
3. Illinois +22 295-302-288=886
T13. Wyoming +69 311-316-306=933
Wyoming Individual Final Results
T15. Samantha Stancato +6 73-73-76=222
T35. Emily Wood +13 80-75-74=229
T53. Taylor Dorans *18 77-80-77=234
T62. Kathleen Kershisnik +21 79-81-77=237
T79. Mackenzie Barrie +31 79-87-81=247
T81. Stacey Blunt +33 83-87-79=249
*Played as an individual