Sept. 21, 2009
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -
On a cold and rainy day the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team forged ahead and played the first day of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Denver, Colo., as tough as any golfer.
The Cowgirls finished with a team 320 (+32) which has them entering the second day of the tournament in a tie for seventh place. They trail the host Denver University that leads the three day tournament with a team 298 (+10).
"I am really proud of the way we played today, it was a miserable day; cold, wet and windy," said head coach Josey Stender. "We really plugged away and played as confident as we have in the past few tournaments. We were very competitive in such terrible conditions."
Senior Sarah Fogerty led the Cowgirls with her opening 77 (+5) which has her tied for 12th place after the first round. Freshman Dana Zamprelli, a graduate of Douglas County High School which is very near the Highlands Ranch Golf Club, shot an opening 79 (+7).
"Today Dana played with as much confidence as I have seen and really showed a lot of leadership by showing some of the other girls on how to play this course," said Stender. "Tomorrow I know we can shoot even better, hoping the weather holds up for us."
The Cowgirls tee off with the University of Columbia and Nebraska tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. Live results can be found at www.golfstat.com.