Sept. 17, 2012
Albuquerque, N.M. -
Senior Dana Zamprelli carded rounds of 80 (+7) and 79 (+6) to pace the University of Wyoming women's golf team to 17th place through the first day of the UNM Dick McGuire Invitational on Monday at the UNM Championship Course. Playing on a challenging, par-73 course against another tough field, the Cowgirls shot rounds of 320 and 328 for a 648 (+64). UNLV battled deteriorating conditions throughout the day to lead the 17-team field at 588 (+4).
"The scored doesn't always reflect how you played, but we are a far better team than what we scored today," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "We stuck to what we wanted to do today, but our short game failed us a little bit. We were where we wanted to be with the exception of about four holes that we didn't play well as a team. When you're in this high level of tournament, there is no room for error."
Zamprelli is the top Cowgirl through the first two rounds as her 159 (+13) puts her tied for 73rd. Junior Stacey Blunt hit a 160 (+14), including Wyoming's best round of the day with a 77 (+4), to sit tied for 75th. Fellow junior Emily Wood is three strokes back at 163 (+17) in a tie for 84th, while sophomore Samantha Stancato is 89th with a total of 168 (+22). Freshman Kathleen Kershisnik, playing in her first collegiate tournament, is tied for 90th with a 170 (+24).
"We had girls that played good stretches of holes, including Stacey, Sam and Dana, but we had major hiccups on one or two holes," Stender said. "As a team, we didn't play those difficult holes well."
The tournament concludes with 18 holes beginning tomorrow at 8 a.m. Fans can follow live results by clicking on the link above.
"The challenge tomorrow is can we come out and be resilient and show we are a better than that?" Stender said. "We all know it, but you have to put up a number to show it. I do think we can continue to show improvement in certain areas we have been working on."
UNM Dick McGuire Invitational Day One Team Standings
1. UNLV: +4 (293-295=588)
2. Ohio State: +6 (293-297=590)
3. Iowa State: +7 (295-296=591)
4. Baylor: +8 (298-294=592)
5. Northwestern: +10 (298-296=594)
17. Wyoming: +64 (320-328=648)
Wyoming Day One Individual Results
T73. Dana Zamprelli: 80 (+7) - 79 (+6) = 159 (+13)
T75. Stacey Blunt: 77 (+4) - 83 (+10) = 160 (+14)
T84. Emily Wood: 80 (+7) - 83 (+10) = 163 (+17)
89. Samantha Stancato: 83 (+10) - 85 (+12) = 168 (+22)
T90. Kathleen Kershisnik: 87 (+14) - 83 (+10) = 170 (+24)