Cowgirls Finish Dick McGuire Invite in 12th Place

Sept. 20, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

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After such a great opening to the UNM/Dick McGuire Invitational, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team concluded the tournament Saturday in 12th place, with a total team score of 927 (+51), the third best team event score in Cowgirl History.

"This was a good challenge for us and we knew going into this weekend that it was going to be tough," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "The course was playing a little tougher with some pretty tricky hole positions, and we just didn't place the ball where we wanted to on the greens today."

Cowgirl junior Jonelle Martinez finished the tournament tied for 31st place as she led the team for the tournament with a total of 229 strokes (+10), for the three rounds. Following Martinez was freshman Juanita Rico who shot a third round 80 (+7), to finish the tournament tied in 47th place overall. Rico, who led the team after day one with her even par 73, finished the tournament with a total of 233 strokes (+14). The Cowgirls have just one day off before competing in the Ron Moore Invitational Mon-Wed., in Denver, Colo. The tournament is hosted by the University of Denver as the Cowgirls face off against the stout 13-team field. "Our girls feel more confident and prepared for the tournament in Denver," said Stender. "We know that the Highlands Ranch Golf Club is a course that can have some pretty low scores and if we can just carry over how we played on Thursday we should have another solid tournament."