University of Wyoming senior Jordan Lintz shot a final round 77 on Tuesday to place fifth out of 86golfers at the Brigham Young Invitational. Lintz finished with a 54-holetotal of 230, 14 over par, only eight strokes out of first place. Wyomingfinished 12th out of 16 teams in the team competition with a three-roundtotal of 983.
For Lintz it was her second Top 15 finish in the past two weeks.She placed 12th at Colorado State Ram Fall Classic on Sept. 8. At BYU,Lintz finished eight strokes back of Kristen MacLaren of UTEP, who shot asix-over par 222 to capture medalist honors. MacLaren led UTEP to the teamtitle with a 14-stroke victory over the University of California -- 915 to929.
Wyoming was forced to play with only four individuals in the finalround as freshman Kim Nissen had to withdraw due to illness. Wyomingwomen's golf coach Jill Johnson said several Cowgirls played the final rounda little bit under the weather.
"A number of the girls woke up on Tuesday with flu-like symptoms,"said UW women's golf coach Jill Johnson. "Kim (Nissen) was really sick, andwasn't able to play. Jordan (Lintz) was not feeling great, but she playedher typically steady round, and came away with another outstanding finish.This was an excellent field of teams, and the tournament was played on avery challenging golf course. The greens were extremely fast. Combiningthe difficulty of competition with the outstanding golf course makesJordan's finish that much more impressive."
The BYU Invitational was played at the Hobble Creek Golf Courseabout 10 miles from the BYU campus in Springville, Utah. The coursemeasured 5,920 yards and played to a par of 72.
The next fall tournament for the Cowgirls will be the University ofColorado Heather Farr Memorial on Sept. 27-28 in Boulder, Colo.
Here are the final team scores from the 1999 BYU Invitational.
Final Team Scores
1. UTEP 915
2. California 929
3. Brigham Young 934
4. Hawai'i 939
5. Washington State 947
6. San Francisco 951
7. San Diego State 955
8. Weber State 959
9. Montana State 970
10. Sam Houston State 975
11. CS-Northridge 979
12. Wyoming 983
13. Boise State 985
14. Idaho State 1002
15. Montana 1008
16. Mesa State 1050
Wyoming Individual Place Scores
Jordan Lintz ? T5th ? 76-77-77=230
Jana Johnson ? T49th ? 85-79-84=248
Jessi Santesson ? 64th ? 87-82-85=254
Katherine Crowley ? T70th ? 87-88-84=259
Kim Nissen ? WD 82-85-WD
(WD - Withdrew)