Cowgirl Golfers Finish in 18th Place at the New Mexico St. Intercollegiate

Oct. 31, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirls shot a54-hole total of 1001 at the New Mexico State University Intercollegiate,held Monday and Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M., and finished 18th in the fieldof 18 teams.

Host New Mexico State won the team competition with a three-roundscore of 886. Texas Christian University finished second at 897. SashaMedina of NMSU captured the individual title with a one-under par total of215. Medina won by three strokes over Melanie Hagewood of Baylor, who shota two-over par total of 218.

Wyoming's top individual finisher was senior Jessi Santesson.Santesson shot a three-round total of 247, 31 over par, to tie for 71stplace in the field of 92 golfers. Fellow senior Jana Johnson tied for 73rdat 249, 33 over par.

"We couldn't ever really get going this week," said UW women's golfcoach Jill Johnson. "Jessi had a good first round, shooting a 79, but thatwas the best round of the tournament for our team. This was an outstandingfield of teams. There were eight Big 12 teams competing, and a couple ofvery strong teams in New Mexico State and TCU. We don't compete again untillate February, so we have the winter to work on our swings and get refocusedfor the spring season. We're a very young team, with seven of our 10 rosterplayers being either freshmen or sophomores. The fall season was a learningexperience for a number of our players. Hopefully, the experience theygained this fall will go a long way toward us having a good spring season."

The tournament was played on the NMSU Golf Course, which played to apar of 72 and measured 6,117 yards.

Wyoming's next competitionwill be Feb. 24-25, 2001, when they travel to Tucson, Ariz., for theMountain View Intercollegiate.

Below are Wyoming's individual results and the final team scores forthe New Mexico State University Intercollegiate.

Wyoming individual results

Jessi Santesson (Worland, Wyo.) Sr. 79-82-86=247 (+31) T71stJana Johnson (Buffalo, Wyo.) Sr. 80-83-86=249 (+33) T73rdKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) So. 83-84-85=252 (+36) T79thTara Ludwig (Portland, Ore.) RSo. 81-87-86=254 (+38) T82ndMimi Urish (Lander, Wyo.) RSo. 89-86-90=265 (+49) T89th

Final Team Standings

1. New Mexico State 8862. TCU 8973. Oklahoma State 9014. Oklahoma 909 Baylor 9096. Texas Tech 9167. Nebraska 9188. Missouri 9239. Brigham Young 92710. North Texas 92811. Kansas State 93312. Colorado State 94213. Colorado 94614. Oregon State 95215. Denver 96016. UTEP 99517. Boise State 99618. Wyoming 1001