Cowgirl Golf Moves Up Leaderboard on Final Day of Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate

Sept. 28, 2014

PALM DESERT, Calif. -

Day Two Results Get Acrobat Reader

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team moved up two spots to finish 10th in the 16-team field at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate on Sunday at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. Wyoming shot a season-best round of 311 (+23) for the final round finishing the tournament at 943 (+79).

"I was very pleased that we moved up and we were really a few short putts away from finishing in the top-five," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "I would like to thank The Classic Club and Troon Golf, the staff and the facility are first class."

Redshirt freshman Gabrielle Gibson was UW's top golfer finishing tied for 14th at 231 (+15). She tallied a 79 (+7) for the final round, as she recorded her first top-15 finish of her career. Senior Samantha Stancato recorded a 79 (+7) in the final round, as she finished the tournament tied for 28th place at 235 (+19).

Sophomore Taylor Dorans had a solid final round posting a scorecard of 77 (+5). She finished play tied for 39th at 238 (+22). Fellow sophomore Mackenzie Barrie finished tied for 45th at 239 (+23), as she fired a 76 (+4) in the final round. Junior Kathleen Kershisnik rounded out Wyoming's starting five finishing with a three-round total of 253 (+37).

"It was great to see Taylor bounce back after a rough start to the day," Stender said. "The weather was rough once again and we scored much better in those conditions."

Freshman Sarah Hankins had a career-day as an individual, as she fired a career-low 76 (+4) to finish the tournament at 237 (+21), as she tied for 36th place. Junior Emily Woodard wrapped up play at 255 (+39).

Mountain West rival San Jose State earned the team title with a three-round total of 893 (+29). The Spartan's Megan Osland earned individual medalist honors at 217 (+1).

The Cowgirls return to action Oct. 7-8 at the New Mexico State Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M.

Wyoming Individual Results

T14      Gabrielle Gibson - 76 (+4) - 76 (+4) - 79 (+7) = 231 (+15)

T28      Samantha Stancato - 77 (+5) - 79 (+7) - 79 (+7) = 235 (+19)

T36      Sarah Hankins - 78 (+6) - 83 (+11) - 76 (+4) = 237 (+21) *

T39      Taylor Dorans - 81 (+9) - 80 (+8) - 77 (+5) = 238 (+22)

T45      Mackenzie Barrie - 82 (+10) - 81 (+9) - 76 (+4) = 239 (+23)

T78      Kathleen Kershisnik - 86 (+14) - 83 (+11) - 84 (+12) = 253 (+37)

T84      Emily Woodard - 87 (+12) - 80 (+8) - 88 (+16) = 255 (+39) *

*Playing as an individual