Cowgirls Set to Host Cowgirl Classic

April 4, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming women's golf team closes out the regular season by hosting the ninth annual Cowgirl Classic on the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.

The Wyoming Cowgirl Classic features 20 teams and 108 golfers. The tournament will tee off Monday with two rounds starting at 8:45 a.m. MT. The event wraps up Tuesday with one round teeing off at 8:45 a.m. MT. The Cowgirls made history at the Mountain View Intercollegiate last time out. UW had a first round of 301 (+13), shot a 293 (+5) for the second round and finished with a final round of 299 (+11). Wyoming's team score of 893 (+29) was the second-lowest event score through 54-holes in school history. The Cowgirls beat the previous low of 897 at the Price's "Give `Em" Five Intercollegiate in 2013.

Sophomore Taylor Dorans and junior Emily Woodard were the first Cowgirls to shoot a round each under-par this season at the Mountain View Intercollegiate with a rounds of 71 (-1) and 69 (-3), respectively, and are new career lows for both golfers. Woodard's round of 69 (-3) is tied for the second-lowest round in school history and the best since Juanita Rico shot 69 (-3) at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in 2011. It was also the first time that two Cowgirls have shot under par in the same tournament since Molly Black and Sarah Fogarty did it in 2009-10 at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.

Sophomore Mackenzie Barrie and Dorans have had a breakout spring for the Cowgirls. Barrie has led the Cowgirls in three events with a stroke average of 76.1 in the spring. Dorans is right behind Barrie averaging 76.8 strokes per round.

New Mexico State held on for the team title last season recording an 887 (+23). Santa Clara finished in second place at 896 (+32). Tulsa and defending champion Boise State tied for third with scores of 901 (+31). Three individuals tied for first place as Boise State's Samantha Martin, New Mexico State's Camille Orito and Santa Clara's Annie Freman recorded a 215 (-1). Freman won the tie breaker to earn individual medalist honors.

Complete results and a recap will be posted on GoWyo.com following each day, while fans can follow live results on GolfStat.com by clicking on the link above.