Oct. 2, 2007
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -
Despite a 16-stroke improvement from the same tournament last year, the Wyoming Cowgirl golf team finished in 16th place of 20 teams on Tuesday at the CU/Heather Farr Memorial in Broomfield, Colo.
The Cowgirls shot a final round score of 313 (+25) at the Omni Interlocken Resort, totaling 934 (+70) for the 54-hole event. Wyoming's rounds on Monday were 309 and 312.
As evidence of the strength of the field, UW's final score of 934 was much improved over their mark of 950 last season at CU's event, but did little to improve the Cowgirls' final standing.
"The positive side is that we improved our team scores from last year, and that Laura (Mengelkamp) can have an off round and we are okay," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "I'm proud of Jenna (Zamprelli) for her round today. She has a good head on her shoulders and has started to focus on target and swing.
"The next two courses we play in Boise and San Diego are very similar to this one we just finished, so we are going to have to learn from this and go on."
Wyoming freshman Jenna Zamprelli saved her best round for last and shot a team-best 74 (+2) on Tuesday morning. The score ties her season-best and moved her into a tie for 59th in the field of 100 golfers.
UW's best event finish came from sophomore Sarah Fogerty who totaled 230 (+14) and tied for 37th place. Senior Laura Mengelkamp had a tough day by her standards and shot 81 (+9) over the final 18 holes. She placed in a tie for 47th at 232 (+16).
Portland State's Kayla Morinaga overtook Day One leader Dominique Pytlewski of Colorado to win individual medalist honors at 214 (-2). Pytlewski turned in a 54-hole total of 216 for runner-up honors.
The tournament-host Colorado Buffaloes won the team title with a mark of 885 (+21). Oklahoma was second at 889, followed by Idaho who scored 890.
The next event for the Cowgirls will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9, in Boise, Idaho at the Bronco Fall Invitational.