April 2, 2010
CHANDLER, Ariz. -
For the fourth time in their existence the University of Wyoming Cowgirls will be hosting the Cowgirl Classic at the beautiful Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., on Monday and Tuesday, April 5th and 6th.
The Cowgirls will play host to 23 teams and 120 individuals on the par-72 course which runs a total of 6,108 yards. The first two rounds will begin on Monday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (PST) while the final round will begin at the same time on Tuesday. The field will include 44th ranked (by GolfWeek.com) Idaho University, as well as Mountain West Conference foe Colorado State.
The 2009 Cowgirl Classic team championship went to Northern Arizona, who returns to defend their title, with their three-round 908 (+44) total. The individual title went to Kelly Gillum of Montana State with her tournament best 222 (+6).
This will be the last tournament for the Cowgirls before they head to the Mountain West Conference Championships in Seaside, Calif., April 15-17.
Leading the way for the Wyoming team will be junior Molly Black and her team-leading 76.33 stroke average thus far this season. Along with sophomore Juanita Rico and senior Jonelle Martinez who will be competing in her last Cowgirl Classic tournament. Two freshmen, Dana Zamprelli and Taylor Smalley round out the Wyoming team, as they will compete for a team title. The highest finish the Cowgirls have had in their host tournament was second in 2008 with their three-round total of 915 (+51) strokes.