Nov. 7, 2005
AUGUSTA, Ga. -
After one round of play today, the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team is tied for 11th of 13 teams with a score of 344 (+56) at the Lady Jaguar Invitational. UW struggled through their most difficult round of the season on Monday at the 36-hole event hosted by Augusta State University.
The host Jaguars lead both the team and individual standings. Their team round of 300 (+12) gives them a ten stroke lead over second place Notre Dame. Augusta State's Lauren Smith opened with a round of 71 (-1), which gives her a two-stroke cushion over teammate Amanda Smith at the top of the individual leader board.
"Everything is a little bit different about this tournament," said Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender. "Schools we normally don't see, only 18 holes the first day and a different type of course with different grass, but it's good for us to get out of our comfort zone.
"It took the girls awhile to figure out how to play here and this has been a learning experience. They are disappointed with today, but have good attitudes and know that they will play better tomorrow."
Sophomore Laura Mengelkamp had the best round of the day for Wyoming, an 80 (+8) which places her in a tie for 21st of 68 golfers. Mengelkamp was followed by freshman Mikala Henzlik, 83 (+11), sophomore Kaelee Aegerter, 88 (+16), and junior Whitney Hernandez, 93 (+21).
Live stats from Tuesday's final round will be available at Golfstat.com.
The 18-hole event is being played at the par-72, 6,094-yard Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta.