HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team opened up the Denver Ron Moore Intercollegiate on Friday recording an opening round of 301 (+13). Sophomore Klara Castillo led the Cowgirls shooting a 73 (+1) at the par-72, 6,326 yard Highlands Ranch Golf Club. With two rounds remaining, UW sits in 15th place in the 18-team field.
“I am pleased with another good start for us and continued consistent play,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “We know this format is more like a marathon and we just need to stick with our own process while also getting a few more putts to fall.”
Castillo notched the best round for the Cowgirls to begin the tournament and is currently tied for 27th after the first round. Coming off a top-10 finish at the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, Megan Knadler shot a 75 (+3) and is tied for 52nd. Gabrielle Gibson recorded a tally of 76 (+4) finishing the first day tied for 62nd. Playing as an individual, freshman Kaylee Knadler also fired a 76 (+4). Taylor Dorans finished the first day of competition tied for 74th place notching a 77 (+5), while Kathleen Kershisnik scored a 78 (+6) to wrap up the Cowgirl lineup.
Host Denver and San Francisco are tied for the team lead after the first round. Both teams recorded a 282 (-6), as Washington State and Little Rock sit tied for third three shots back. Ayaka Suzuki of San Francisco is the individual leader after shooting a 65 (-7).
The Cowgirls continue action at the Denver Ron Moore Intercollegiate tomorrow morning.