Cowgirl Golfer Jessi Santesson Wins Wyoming Amateur

July 22, 1999


University of Wyoming junior golfer Jessi Santesson of Worland, Wyo., won the Wyoming State Amateur played at the Powell Country Club in Powell, Wyo., July 16-18.

It was Santesson's first Wyoming State Amateur Championship. She defeated Mary Ann Morrison, who has a number of Wyoming State Amateur titles to her credit. Santesson shot rounds of 77, 76 and 77 for a total of 230.

"Jessi (Santesson) showed a lot of heart in winning her first state amateur," said University of Wyoming womens golf coach Jill Johnson. "Jessi had a three-stroke lead heading into the final round. She dropped two shots out of the lead on the front nine, but did a great job of battling back to shoot a one-under par 35 on the back for the win. To come from behind and defeat a veteran champion like Mary Ann Morrison has to give Jessi a lot of confidence in her game right now."

Santesson played in nine of 10 tournaments for the University of Wyoming during the 1998-99 season. She had an outstanding tournament at the Campbell University Tournament in North Carolina, placing 12th while helping lead Wyoming to a second-place team finish. Santesson will be a junior this coming season. She is the daughter of JoAnn and Norman Santesson of Worland, Wyo.