Cowgirl Golfers in 17th at the New Mexico State Intercollegiate

Oct. 30, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirls shot a36-hole total of 658 on Monday at the New Mexico State UniversityIntercollegiate and will enter Tuesday's final round in 17th place out of 18teams. Senior Jessi Santesson is Wyoming's top individual. Santesson istied for 65th with a two-round total of 161.

Texas Christian University leads the team competition with a scoreof 581. Courtney Wood of TCU captured the first day lead with a 36-holetotal of 141.

The first two rounds were played on Monday at the New Mexico StateUniversity Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. Santesson was the lone Wyominggolfer to fire a round in the 70s on Monday. She began the tournament withan opening round 79, followed by a second round of 82 in the afternoon.Fellow senior Jana Johnson shot an 80 in the morning round, followed by an83 for a 163 total. Johnson is tied for 72nd in the field of 92 femalegolfers.

"Jessi (Santesson) shot a solid 79 in the morning, and she also shotthe lowest round for us in the afternoon with an 82," said UW women's golfcoach Jill Johnson. "Jana (Johnson) and Tara weren't far behind Jessi inthe morning with rounds of 80 and 81 (respectively).

"With this being the final tournament of the fall season for us, Ifeel it's important we go out in the final round on Tuesday and try to gainsome confidence. This is an outstanding field of teams, and we can learn alot by watching some of these golfers compete. We just need to go out onTuesday, focus on each shot and be determined to put up a good score tofinish out the fall season."

The final round will be played on Tuesday at the NMSU Golf Course,which plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,117 yards.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the first day team scoresfor the New Mexico State University Intercollegiate.

Wyoming individual results

Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 79-82=161 (+17) T65thJana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 80-83=163 (+19) T72ndKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 83-84=167 (+23) T80thTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 81-87=168 (+24) T82ndMimi Urish (Lander, Wyo.) RSo. 89-86=175 (+31) T89th

First-Day Team Standings

1. TCU 5812. New Mexico State 5863. Oklahoma State 5974. Baylor 600 Missouri 6006. Oklahoma 6077. Nebraska 6088. North Texas 6109. Texas Tech 61110. Brigham Young 61411. Kansas State 62312. Colorado State 62413. Oregon 62714. Colorado 62815. Denver 63216. UTEP 65217. Wyoming 65818. Boise State 661