Cowgirl Golf Competes at UNM/Dick McGuire Invitational

Sept. 19, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

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The University of Wyoming women's golf team struggled in first day action at the UNM/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday. Their first two rounds left the team with a total of 618 (+34) strokes and in 18th-place heading into the final round.

"We played well for about 27 holes today and just had a rough stretch towards the end of our day," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "This is a very competitive field and we need to step up to the challenge and show ourselves that we can play with these guys."

Leading the Cowgirls is sophomore Juanita Rico as she is currently tied for 18th-place with her two round total 147 (+1). Rico opened with a 76 (+3) for her first round and backed it up with a very solid 71 (-2) on the very challenging UNM Championship Course.

"Juanita played very solid and confident for us today and made some very good decisions on the course," said Stender.

The Cowgirls will finish the three-round, two-day tournament on Sunday in Albuquerque before jumping on a plane and flying to Denver to compete in the DU/Ron Moore Invitational Monday through Wednesday.