Cowgirls Conclude Fall Season at the Las Vegas Collegiate Shootout

Nov. 13, 2002


The University of Wyoming women's golf team concluded its 2002 fall season at the Las Vegas Collegiate Shootout on Wednesday. The Cowgirls shot a final round 329 to finish with a three-round total of 1010 to place 15th in the field of 15 teams.

New Mexico won the team title by nine strokes over host UNLV. The Lobos finished with a 16-over par total of 880. UNLV fired a 25-over par total of 889.

Wyoming's top individual finisher was freshman Bailey Adcock, who tied for 60th with a 31-over par total of 247. She concluded the tournament with a six-over par round of 78 on Wednesday. The low round of the tournament by a UW individual was a 77, fired by sophomore Shala Hanson in the final round.

The individual championship ended in a three-way tie between Kristi Larsen of New Mexico, Nicole Melton of Texas A&M and Sunny Oh of UNLV. All three posted one-under par totals of 215 for the 54-hole tournament.

"We improved each round of the tournament," said UW women's golf coach Jill Johnson. "Bailey (Adcock) had a nice final round, with a 78, and Shala (Hanson) shot her lowest round of the season with a 77 on Wednesday. Kim (Nissen) and Alison (Mcguire) didn't have the kind of week I know they were hoping for, but they've had an outstanding fall season.

"Overall, I saw improvement by some of our younger players throughout the fall, and I know our seniors are looking forward to finishing up their careers in a positive way next spring."

The Las Vegas Collegiate was played at the Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. The course measured 6,194 yards and played to a par of 72.

The Cowgirls will not return to action until Feb. 17-18 when they travel to San Diego for the San Diego State Lady Aztec Invitational.

Wyoming Individual Results       ClassScoresPlaceBailey Adcock (Sugarland, Texas) Fr.86-83-78=247 (+31)Tie 60thKim Nissen (Lakewood, Colo.) Sr.    79-82-87=248 (+32)Tie 65thShala Hanson (Lake Oswego, Ore.) So.    89-85-77=251 (+35)Tie 71stAryn Cariveau (Rapid City, S.D.) Jr.88-89-87=264 (+48)Tie 79thAlison McGuire (Cheyenne, Wyo.) Sr.    100-91-90=281 (+65)81st

Team Standings1.New Mexico880 (+16)2.UNLV889 (+25)3.Pepperdine895 (+31)4.Brigham Young920 (+56)5.San Jose State923 (+59)6.Texas A&M935 (+71)7.Colorado937 (+73)8.UC-Irvine939 (+75)9.Colorado State943 (+79)10.Denver946 (+82)11.Oregon953 (+89)12.San Diego State956 (+92)13.Hawaii960 (+96)14.Eastern Washington989 (+125)15.Wyoming 1010 (+146)