Cowgirls Start Fast At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Invitational

Oct. 25, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Led by junior Jordan Lintz andfreshman Kim Nissen, the Wyoming Cowgirl golf team vaulted into a tieforthird place in the opening round of the Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiIslanderInvitational on Monday. Lintz posted a first round score of 78, and isinsole possession of second place. Nissen opened with a round of 83, andistied for 13th in the field of 75 golfers. The Cowgirls are tied withMcLennan Community College for third place in the 14-team tournamentfield.

Lintz played her usual consistent game, shooting 39 on both thefront and back nine to post her 18-hole score of 78. Nissen shot a 44onthe front nine, and then shot a blistering 39 on the back side to finishwith an 83. Linzi Morton of Midland College holds a two-stroke leadoverLintz. Morton shot an opening round 76.

Wyoming's 334 opening-round total is just one shot back of secondplace Texas-Pan American (333) and 10 shots back of tournament leaderMidland College (324).

Wyoming's other three golfers are: Jana Johnson, tied for 17th at85, Jessi Santesson, tied for 32nd at 88, and Katherine Crowley, tiedfor34th at 89.

"The girls have been playing much better golf of late, and wefinally got all five of our players to shoot a good score in the sameround," said UW women's golf coach Jill Johnson. "We have two roundsyet toplay, and we just have to maintain our focus to come home with a goodfinish."

The Islander Invitational is being played on the Northshore CountryClub in Portland, Texas. The course measures 5,811 yards and plays to aparof 72.

The second round was to be played on Monday afternoon, but resultswere not yet available as of Monday evening. The tournament concludeswitha final 18-hole round on Tuesday.

Here are the team scores following the first round.

Team Scores1.      Midland College                 3242.      Texas-Pan American              3333.      Wyoming                         334        McLennan Community College      3345.      Tyler Junior College            3376.      Mary Hardin-Baylor              3407.      Northeastern Oklahoma           3418.      Southern Nazarene               3519.      Texas A&M-Corpus Christi        35310.     Texas Lutheran                  36211.     Tarleton State                  375        Cal State-San Marcos            37513.     Northwood University            39314.     Texas Southern                  395

Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresJordan Lintz T2nd 78Kim Nissen T13th 83Jana Johnson T17th 85Jessi Santesson T32nd 88Katherine Crowley T34th 89