Ludwig Leads Cowgirl Golf At Lady Cardinal Invitational

Sept. 25, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyomingredshirt sophomore Tara Ludwig fired rounds of 86 and 83 on the first day ofcompetition at the Lamar University Lady Cardinal Invitational on Monday,and is tied for 18th place out of 53 golfers with a 36-hole total of 169,25-over par.

As a team the Cowgirls are in eighth place in the 10-team field,shooting a team score of 691 with a final 18-hole round to be played onTuesday.

O.Maria Jonsdottir of Lamar leads after 36 holes with a score of151, seven-over par. Host school Lamar leads the team competition at 638 --nine strokes ahead of second-place Sam Houston State.

"Tara (Ludwig) came out strong today, and finished even stronger,"said UW women's golf coach Jill Johnson. "Alison (McGuire) shot the bestround of the day for us in the opening round with a 79, but she dropped offin the afternoon, shooting a 92 to tie for 25th. Kim Nissen and JanaJohnson are tied at 177 for 34th, and they each had one solid round of 86.

"Tara missed virtually all of last year with a foot injury, and sheis just now playing herself back into the form she had as a freshman twoyears ago. Alison has been our top finisher in each of the first twotournaments this fall. She started out really fast today, but had sometrouble in the second round. For Kim and Jana, this was their firsttournament of the season, so it was good to see them come out and shoot onegood round. They just need to improve their consistency.

"It's early in the season, and with the number of injuries we'vebeen dealing with, it's good to see everyone back out on the coursecompeting and getting their games back in shape."

The final 18-hole round of the Lady Cardinal will be played Tuesdayon the Beaumont Country Club in Beaumont, Texas. The course plays to a parof 72 and measures 6,093 yards.

Wyoming individual results

Tara Ludwig 86-83=169 (+25) T18thAlison McGuire 79-92=171 (+27) T25thJana Johnson 86-91=177 (+33) T34thKim Nissen 91-86=177 (+33) T34thJessi Santesson 98-89=187 (+43) 48th