Cowgirl Golfers Complete Play At The Oregon St. Shanico Invitational

Sept. 16, 2000


The University of Wyomingwomen's golf team finished 18th at the Oregon State ShanicoInvitational, held at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis,Oregon.

The Cowgirls shot a three-round team combined total of 1006 on the par72 course. The Cowgirls were led by Alison McGuire who placed tied for66th with a score of 245. Jessi Santesson shot a 250 putting her in atie for 80th, Tara Ludwig finished in a tie for 84th with a 254, AshleyCariveau shot a 260 placing her in a tie for 89th and Aryn Cariveauplaced 92nd with a score of 265.

Colorado State's Stephanie Linnell took the top individual honors witha score of 219, three over par. The University of California won the 18team tournament shooting a score of 910, just one struck ahead of SanDiego State and the University of San Francisco.

"It was a disappointing week for us," said Wyoming head coach JillJohnson. "We're young and we are just trying to get some experienceright now and I know these first few tournaments are going to be rough.We just need to learn to be patient.

"Alison (McGuire) had a really steady tournament and she's definitelystarting to have some confidence with her game and I think within thenext couple of weeks she's going to start breaking into the 70's alittle bit more and probably be a real strong player for us this year."Johnson said.

The Cowgirls will take a week off between tournaments before returningto the links Sept. 25, when they compete at the Lady CardinalInvitational in Beaumont, Texas.

  Wyoming individual results:

Alison McGuire 84 81 80 245 T-66 Jessi Santesson 86 81 83 250 T-80 Tara Ludwig 83 85 86 254 T-84 Ashley Cariveau 84 85 91 260 T-89 Aryn Cariveau 89 88 88 265 92