Sept. 23, 2009
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -
The Ron Moore Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Denver came to a conclusion Wednesday afternoon at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club with the Wyoming Cowgirls finishing the three-day tournament in eighth place.
The Cowgirls rounded out the tournament with a team 945 (+81) trailing the host Pioneers with their winning effort of 879 (+15).
"We played much better as a team today from top to bottom," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "The team had a feel like they wanted to end this long road trip on a good note and I think they did that today."
The Cowgirls were led by a trio of returners, senior Sarah Fogerty, junior Molly Black and sophomore Juanita Rico. Fogerty and Black shot identical 235's (+19) while Rico was only one shot off with her three round total 236 (+20), as they finished in a tie for 30th-place and 34th-place respectively. Freshman Dana Zamprelli had her best finish of her young career with a total 241 (+25) and a tie for 52nd place.
"We made quite a few birdies today and I think this will be something that we can build off of heading into next weekend's tournament," said Stender. "We are really excited to change it up next week going to Oregon State where you mix in the men's team with the women's team. There will be two men and two women in each four-some, so it should be a lot of fun."
The Cowgirls next travel to Corvallis, Ore., to compete in the Oregon State Giustina Memorial on September 28-29 where they will combine with the Cowboys for a men's and women's tournament.