Oct. 15, 2007
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -
Halfway through a two round event, the Wyoming Cowgirl golf team is tied for 14th place in the field of 19 teams at the Lady Aztec Fall Classic in Chula Vista, Calif.
On Monday the Cowgirls shot a team round of 316 (+28), the same as Portland. The two schools are three strokes back of UC Riverside (313) and four strokes behind Cal Poly and Portland State (312).
UC Irvine is leading the team standings at 297 (+9), with Hawaii in second place at 301 (+13) and East Tennessee State in the third spot, scoring 302.
"There really is no other way to describe it other than that we just had an off day," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "We didn't ever get much momentum going and could not get our putts to fall when we needed them to. The fact that we only had two birdies all day says a lot.
"We are still in the pack though and will work on staying focused for the final round. Tuesday will be our last round of the fall season and the team is anxious to get back at it. There is some disappointment after our first round because we know that we can score well on this course."
Tops for Wyoming was senior Laura Mengelkamp who shot 75 (+3) and is tied for 14th place out of 104 collegiate golfers. Mengelkamp had a strong finish to her round, one-under par over the final six holes.
Cowgirl sophomore Sarah Fogerty scored 79 (+7) and freshman Jenna Zamprelli shot 80 (+8). Mengelkamp and Fogerty each had 13 pars during Monday's round. On the day, Zamprelli played the Par 4's well, at one-over, while Mengelkamp was one-under on Par 3's.
Atop the individual leaderboard is UC Irvine's Patty Chawalitmetha who scored 70 (-2). Hawaii's Lisa Kajihara and UC Irvine's Kim Lorenzana are tied for second place at even-par 72.
The event, hosted by San Diego State, is being held at Salt Creek Golf Course in Chula Vista, which measures 6,216 yards, par 72.
One final round of 18 holes will be played Tuesday. Live scoring of the event can be followed at www.GolfStat.com.