Cowgirl Golf Slips to 11th Place After Second Round of Ron Moore Invite

Sept. 23, 2008

DENVER, Colo. -

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The young University of Wyoming Cowgirl Golf team showed their inexperience in day two of the Ron Moore Invitational Tuesday in Denver, Colo., as the team slipped to 11th overall with one round left to play.

"Our physical ability is there, we just have a few mental aspects of the game that we need to work on," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "Our girls are young and with experience they will learn how to have a short memory and play more relaxed when the pressure is on."

The future looks bright for the Cowgirls as they were led by freshman Juanita Rico, who after two rounds of play sits in a tie for seventh-place. Rico had a tough time today on the par-four holes with five bogeys on ten opportunities on the 6,605 yard par 72 course. Even with her tough time on the par-four's she still managed to shoot a 76 (+4), making her two-over for the tournament thus far.

"Juanita embraced the pressure and really did a great job of minimizing the problems she got herself into," said Stender. "All in all we really forced a lot of shots today and if we come out tomorrow relaxed and let the game come to us we will be just fine."

The Ron Moore Invitational will come to a conclusion tomorrow with the day beginning with a `shotgun' start at 8:30 a.m.