LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team will host the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate on Saturday and Sunday at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. Wyoming returns to action after a two-week absence from the course.
"The Classic Club is a phenomenal golf course and our student-athletes take pride in the facility and it will be very exciting to compete there once again," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "We have had a couple of weeks to get ready for this championship golf course and the competitive field and we are ready to take the next step this weekend."
The Cowgirls will play host to 16 teams on the par-72, 6,119-yard course. The first two rounds will open Saturday with a shotgun start slated for 8:30 a.m. MT. Sunday's final 18 holes will also begin at 8:30 a.m. MT. This year marks the fourth-consecutive season Wyoming will host a tournament at The Classic Club, the former home of the Bob Hope Classic.
Wyoming is coming off a 16th-place finish at the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic with a tally of 944 (+80). Junior Kathleen Kershisnik was Wyoming's top finisher in the 90-golfer field, finishing tied for 60th place recording a 234 (+18). Senior Samantha Stancato and junior Emily Woodard finished play tied for 65th place at 236 (+20).
The Cowgirls battled weather at the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, but Kershisnik was consistent for Wyoming, firing six birdies during the first 54 holes of the season to lead Wyoming. She recorded four birdies in the opening round of competition.
During last season's tournament, the Cowgirls finished 10th in the 20-team field. Kershisnik carded a 230 (+14) finishing tied for 25th. Sophomore Taylor Dorans finished last season's tournament at 236 (+20) placing 50th. Stancato finished tied for 72nd at 243 (+27). She finished in 15th place at the event in 2012.
Complete results and a recap will be posted on GoWyo.com following each day of competition.