Women's Golf



 Laura Mengelkamp
Laura Mengelkamp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dover, Pa.

High School:
Dover

Height:
5-3


2007-08 (Senior): Laura Mengelkamp will finish this spring as one of the best, if not the best player in Wyoming Cowgirl Golf history. She is the UW school record holder for low single round and low 54-hole total, in addition to being the leader on the UW team that set all-time school marks this past fall for low round and 54-hole event total. Laura now has ten top-five finishes in her collegiate career, 12 in the top-ten and 25 in the top-25 of a major field. Her confidence, high expectations and standards, as well as her desire to win has been infectious within the team and has helped redefine the Cowgirl program. As has been the case her entire career, Laura played all five events and was UW's stroke average leader during the fall, 76.71, which ranks eighth in the MWC. She continues to balance many different aspects of college life, improve with every event and is more of a vocal leader on the team. Mengelkamp is on the bubble, ranking-wise for postseason play and knows that she needs to beat the top players in the MWC head-to-head this spring. Her best finish of the fall was fourth place out of 84 players at the MDA Invitational, totaling 224 (+8). Laura did not have a round under par during the fall, but was consistently in the lower 70's.

2006-07 (Junior): Mengelkamp is the UW school record holder for low round, after carding a 69 (-3) in her final round of the fall at the Lady Aztec Fall Classic. Laura finished the event in fifth place with a 36-hole total of 145 (+1). She also had top-five finishes at the Bobcat Desert Classic (third) and the inaugural Cowgirl Classic (fourth). Mengelkamp placed 11th at the MWC Championship, her best at that event. Laura played all 12 events and was again UW's stroke average leader, averaging 77.23, which ranked 21st in the MWC. That season stroke average is also second best to Jordan Lintz (75.70) in school history. An excellent student, she was honored by the NGCA as an All-American Scholar. Laura also earned Academic All-MWC honors for the third straight year, as well as an MWC Scholar-Athlete award.

2005-06 (Sophomore): For the second straight year Mengelkamp led UW, as she carved her name into the UW record books. She is Wyoming's record holder for low event score after a 54-hole total of 217 (+1) at the Ron Moore Women's Classic. That event was her best finish of the year, as Mengelkamp fired rounds of 72, 74 and 71, finishing runner-up of 73 golfers. For the year, Laura shot rounds of 70 twice, at that time an all-time school best, had seven top-25 individual finishes, including three in the top-four and for the second straight season was in the top-20 in the MWC with a scoring average of 77.53, ranking 19th. Among her finishes was a third place showing at the Bronco Fall Invite, fourth at the Lady Aztec Fall Classic and seventh at the Bobcat Desert Classic. She played all 11 events and was named Academic All-MWC.

2004-05 (Freshman): Mengelkamp made an immediate impact for the Cowgirls as a freshman. Laura's six top-25 finishes were highlighted with a first place finish at the Islanders Spring Classic. She led the Cowgirls in all categories during the fall '04 season, playing in all 12 events, with the low UW score in all but two. Her stroke average of 77.45 had Mengelkamp ranked 14th in the MWC. She carded an opening round 71 at the Inland Empire Intercollegiate, where she placed third of 63 golfers. Laura also had a second place showing at the TPC Virginia Beach Intercollegiate. Her 12th place finish at the MWC Championships was tops for Wyoming. An Academic All-MWC selection.

High School: Mengelkamp was rated among the top 80 junior golfers in the nation by the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index. She appeared in the U.S. Girls Junior Match Play Championships in Connecticut and had a fourth-place showing at the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Boyne Highlands event in Harbor Springs, Mich. Carded a ninth-place finish at the AJGA tournament at Hiwan in Evergreen, Colo. As a high school golfer, she captured the District III championship in the state of Pennsylvania both her junior and seniors years. She placed fourth in the Pennsylvania State Championship as a junior and 13th her senior season. The York (Pa.) Daily Record named her it's Golfer of the Year in both her junior and senior seasons. She carried a handicap of 4.0. A two-year member of the National Honor Society, she ranked in the top five percent academically of her graduating class. Laura was also recruited by Marshall and Baylor University.

Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1985, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Laura is the daughter of Michael Mengelkamp and has an older brother, Philip. She is studying political science, as well as environmental and natural resources. Mengelkamp is also part of the UW Honors program.

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