Oct. 10, 2006
BOISE, Idaho -
After the final 18 holes Tuesday morning, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team tied for eighth of 17 teams at the Bronco Fall Invitational in Boise, Idaho. With average individual finishes, the Cowgirls totaled their second consecutive round of 320 (+36) and finished in the middle of the pack, tied with Santa Clara and 15 strokes back of seventh place Eastern Washington. Over 54-holes UW totaled 950 (+98).
"We're starting to beat the teams we should beat more consistently," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "Now it's a matter of taking the next step and believing that we should be up there with some of the better schools. Our expectations are higher this year and we're much better than a 320 team. Between now and San Diego we need to work on the basics, the little things that we can fix to avoid rounds like today."
Despite ranking in the event top-ten for birdies made with eight, Wyoming's best, junior Laura Mengelkamp, could manage only a tie for 23rd place out of 90 participants. Mengelkamp carded a final round score of 78 (+7), and after rounds of 77 and 76 on the first day, she totaled 231 (+18).
The Cowgirls' four other golfers all finished within four strokes of each other in the midst of the field. Michelle Camaione, Kaelee Aegerter, Mikala Henzlik and Jonelle Martinez finished 240, 242, 242 and 244, respectively.
Nebraska won both team and individual titles at the tournament. The Huskers shot 884 (+32) and bested second place UC Davis by eight strokes. NU's Kate White finished even-par with a mark of 213, which was good enough for medalist honors by three strokes.
The event, hosted by Boise State University, was played at the Banbury Golf Club which plays to a par of 71 and measures 6,177 yards.
Wyoming's next tournament will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17, in San Diego, Calif. at the Lady Aztec Fall Classic.