Cowgirl Golf Finishes 13th At CU Heather Farr Memorial Tournament

Oct. 10, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women'sgolf team placed 13th out of 14 teams on Tuesday at the 2000 University ofColorado Heather Farr Memorial Golf Tournament. Wyoming moved up one spoton Tuesday, passing Eastern Washington. Wyoming shot a 36-hole total of653, edging Eastern Washington by three strokes. San Diego State won theteam title with a two-round score of 600.

The Cowgirls improved by 13 strokes from Monday's first round toTuesday's final round. UW shot a 320 on Tuesday, after opening with a roundof 333 on Monday.

Leading the way for Wyoming was senior Jana Johnson, who fired asix-over par 78 in the final round to post a 36-hole total of 160 -- goodfor 38th place.

In the individual competition, Mayumi Motoyama of Colorado State andJoanne Clingan of San Diego State shared the lead at the end of day one withopening round 69s. Clingan came away with the victory on Tuesday, shootinga 71 for a 140 total. Motoyama finished second at 149, shooting an 80 onTuesday.

"We made some solid improvement today" said UW women's golf coachJill Johnson. "Jana (Johnson) shot a round in the 70s, and four out of ourfive team members posted a lower round in the final round than they had onthe opening day.

"We didn't finish where we wanted to, but I did see a betterperformance today, and that's what I've been emphasizing to the girls istrying to get better each round we play."

The tournament was played on the Omni Interlocken Golf Club inBroomfield, Colo. The course measured 6,069 yards and played to a par of72.

The Cowgirls will conclude their 2000 fall schedule on Oct. 30 and31 at the New Mexico State Collegiate Invitational.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the final team scoresfrom the CU Heather Farr Memorial.

Wyoming individual results

Jana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 82-78=160 (+16) T38thJessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 84-80=164 (+20) T55thTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 85-80=165 (+21) T59thKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 82-85=167 (+23) T65thKelli Hanson (Gillette, Wyo.) So. 94-82=176 (+32) 75th

First-Round Team Standings

1. San Diego State 6002. Colorado 6033. Nevada 6074. Colorado State 6155. Denver 6206. Northern Arizona 6247. Portland State 6278. Iowa State 6329. Idaho 63710. Cal State Northridge 63811. Portland 64412. Montana State 64913. Wyoming 65314. Eastern Washington 656