Oct. 2, 2006
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -
A season best round of 307 (+19) in the morning kept the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team in the top half of the standings for much of the day on Monday at the Heather Farr/CU Memorial Invitational in Broomfield, Colo. However, a second round score of 321 (+33) settled UW out of the top ten and places them 14th of 17 teams heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
With a 36-hole total of 628 (+52) and despite the difficult afternoon score, Wyoming is still on track to finish the event in much better shape than they did last season when 325 (+37) was their best team round and they totaled 978.
"Everyone was pleased with our first round team score and I knew that the second round would just be a grind," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "We go to the course now proud to be representing Wyoming and proud that we are capable of shooting low rounds. That will be our approach tomorrow. We need to stick to our game plan and focus on course management, which will be the difference."
Wyoming's season stroke average leader, junior Laura Mengelkamp, was solid all day and totaled 150 (+6). Bolstered by her opening mark of 74 (+2), Mengelkamp is tied for 13th place of 91 golfers.
"Laura's game is consistently getting better as she works on the small things," added Stender. "She is leading this team by example with her play."
Also contributing towards the Cowgirls' low first round score was senior Michelle Camaione at 75 (+3) and freshman Jonelle Martinez at 77 (+5).
Playing as an individual, UW junior Kaelee Aegerter shot her career best round during the afternoon and carded a 75 (+3).
Denver leads the team standings with a total of 594 (+18) and holds a seven stroke lead on the field. Hawaii's Dale Gammi is the individual leader at 142 (-2).
The tournament is being played at the Omni Interlocken Resort, par 72 and measuring 6,280 yards.