Cowgirl Golfers Complete Play At The Oregon St. Shanico Invitational

Sept. 16, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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