Oct. 13, 2008
MERIDAN, Idaho -
The frost of early winter in Meridan, Idaho couldn't stop the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team from finishing the opening round of the Bronco Fall Invitational in third place out of 12 teams with their first round 303 (+15).
After waiting for the frost to clear from the beautiful SpurWing Country Club, the Cowgirls opened with four players in the top-25. Junior Sarah Fogerty led the charge for the Cowgirls with her stunning 74 (+2), good for a tie of 10th place. Following her closely is sophomore, Jenna Zamprelli who is in a tie for 14th place with her first round 75 (+3). Closing out the top-25 for the Cowgirls are freshman Juanita Rico and sophomore Molly Black, with their identical 77's (+5).
"I was a little worried of how we would respond to sitting around for four hours this morning, but they did a great job of re-focusing and they put together some real solid rounds," said UW head coach Josey Stender. "We really didn't play that poorly, but if you ask our girls that they would tell you differently."
The Cowgirls don't only have their names plastered all over the leader board but Sarah Fogerty and Jenna Zamprelli both lead the tournament in par-four and par-three scoring respectively. Fogerty averages a 3.9 on all par-four's and Zamprelli averages a 2.75 on all par-three's after the first round.
"It is a nice reflection of how consistent they have been playing all year, and that's how good teams play, consistent," said Stender.
The Cowgirls put themselves in a great situation heading into the final day of the tournament tomorrow, with only 18-holes left. Since the frost hampered today's action, the tournament will conclude tomorrow with only one round, as scheduled.
"The course is in great shape and we know that we can score low on it," said Stender. "We have a great opportunity to close out the fall on a very good note, as long as we stay to our game we will be just fine."