Black and Fogerty Lead Cowgirls at Ram Fall Classic

Sept. 15, 2009

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golfers concluded action at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic Tuesday in Fort Collins, Colo., with a team round of 300 (+12). UW finished in a tie for 11th place with a three-day total of 898 (+34) in the very tough 16-team field.

Junior Molly Black, who entered today's final round in a tie for second-place individually, accomplished her best tournament ever in a tie for 11th place. Her third round 76 (+4) helped keep her three-round total (215, -1) below par and also gave her the low individual event score in Cowgirl history.

Senior Sarah Fogerty was not far behind as she finished in a tie for 14th place with her three round total of 217 (+1) which was good for second-best in Wyoming history. She finished the day with six birdies and 14 during the two-day tournament.

"Between yesterday and today we showed that we could make birdies, however we need to continue to minimize our mistakes on some of the tougher holes," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "We beat our team score from last year (900, +36), and that was one of our goals entering this tournament. There were a couple big holes that our entire team had trouble with, we just need to learn from our mistakes."

Sophomore Juanita Rico followed Black and Fogerty with her third-round 74 (+2) to finish in a tie for 54th-place. Freshman Taylor Smalley was next for the Cowgirls as she concluded the three-rounds in a tie for 75th-place. Her total was 237 (+21) in her first tournament as a Cowgirl.

"Juanita started the tournament out slow but really put together two nice rounds after that," said Stender. "At this level there is no room for error and you have to put three good rounds together to have a chance. With that said, I am proud of the way we bounced back from the first round and really put together a nice first tournament of the year.

"We have a very talented group and as long as we can stay positive and focus on the good things from this tournament we will compete in the next one," finished Stender.

The Cowgirls don't waste much time as they head to Albuquerque, N.M. to compete in the UNM Dick McGuire Invitational on Saturday and Sunday Sept., 19-20.