Sept. 18, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
The University of Wyoming women's golf team wrapped up its final round Saturday in Albuquerque in the Dick McGuire Invitational, finishing 15th in the team standings after three rounds of play.
The Cowgirls finished Saturday with its low round of the event with a team total of 309. With a three-round team total of 942, Wyoming tied with Indiana for 15th place. Oregon won the event with a total of 881.
"I'm pleased with our team effort today and the fact we improved 11 shots while moving up the leader board in such a competitive field," Wyoming coach Josey Stender said. "We finished well on a tough stretch of holes which says a lot about our perseverance."
The top finisher of the event was senior Molly Black, who shot 75(+2) on Saturday to end up with 228 over three rounds, which tied her for 36th place. Sophomore Dana Zamprelli wasn't far behind, shooting a 75(+2) in the third round for a total of 236, which tied her for 59th place.
Junior Juanita Rico tied for 65th with her total of 237 after shooting 81(+8) in the final round, and freshman Stacey Blunt shot 77(+4) to finish up the Invitational with 244, which tied her for 79th. Redshirt junior Jenna Zamprelli shot 84(+11) to end up with 253 over three rounds.
Sophomore Taylor Smalley, playing as an individual, shot 75(+2) to finish with 233 over three rounds, second-best among individual players. She placed 52nd in the event.
"Molly and Taylor both had a great event and I'm proud of their determination," Stender said.
After two events, Stender is growing more confident in her team's ability and grit, especially late in tournaments.
"We will expect to compete for the tournament title next week if we keep going in this positive direction," she said.
The Cowgirls will hit the course again Sept. 27-28 in the Portland State/Oregon State Invitational in Portland, Ore.