Gibson Claims First Top-Five Finish

Oct. 11, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -
Final Team Results | Final Individual Results

Gabrielle Gibson kept pace with her career-best second round on Saturday and turned in a 71 (-1) for Sunday’s final round to claim her first career top-five finish as a Cowgirl. Gibson’s final card of 215 (-1) at the DU Ron Moore Intercollegiate tied the best 54-hole score in Cowgirl history. The sophomore carded 35 pars and ten birdies during the three-round tournament. As a team, UW finished tied for ninth with a final mark of 892 (+28) at the par-72, 6,326 yard Highlands Ranch Golf Club.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team and their effort this week,” UW head coach Josey Stender said. “Today played very difficult with the high winds on the firm, fast greens and they adjusted very well.”

Wyoming climbed the team leaderboard by posting a final round 296 (+8). The Cowgirls rose to a tie for ninth place, up two positions after the tournament’s first two rounds. The final score of 892 (+28) proved to be the second best 54-hole score for the Cowgirls in school history. UW shot an 891 (+27) at the University of Colorado Heather Farr Memorial tournament in 2008.

Another solid performer for the Cowgirls on Sunday was Taylor Dorans. She fired a 72 (E) during the third round to jump 20 spots in the final individual standings. Dorans finished the tournament with a final score of 224 (+8) to finish tied for 37th.

“Taylor (Dorans) and Gabrielle (Gibson) played great today. Everyone came through and contributed to the end result helping us move up each round.”

Freshman Megan Knadler finished the tournament with a 76 (+4) on Sunday. She tied for 50th with a three-round total of 226 (+10). Klara Castillo shot a 77 (+5) to complete the DU Ron Moore Intercollegiate in a tie for 68th place with a total score of 230 (+14), while Kaylee Knadler also finished with a 230 (+14) after posting a 79 (+7) final round score. Kathleen Kershisnik carded a third-round score of 80 (+8) on Sunday and finished the tournament with a final 235 (+19).

Up next for the Cowgirl golf team is the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawai’i on Oct. 20-22.

Wyoming Results

T5 – Gabrielle Gibson – 76 (+4) – 68 (-4) – 71 (-1)

T37 – Taylor Dorans – 77 (+5) – 75 (+3) – 72 (E )

T50 – Megan Knadler – 75 (+3) – 75 (+3) – 76 (+4)
T68 –
Kaylee Knadler – 76 (+4) – 75 (+3) – 79 (+7) *
T68 –
Klara Castillo – 73 (+1) – 80 (+8) – 77 (+5)
T82 –
Kathleen Kershisnik – 78 (+6) – 77 (+5) – 80 (+8)