Blunt Leads Cowgirls on Opening Day of BYU Entrada Classic
March 17, 2014
ST. GEORGE, Utah -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team opened play at the BYU Entrada Classic on Monday morning on the Entrada - Snow Canyon Golf Course in St. George, Utah. The Cowgirls sit tied for 10th place at 651 (+75) after the first two rounds of competition. UW carded a 323 (+35) in the opening round and closed out the afternoon with a 328 (+40) in the second round in extreme weather conditions.
“We came out very strong in a difficult set of holes, but we feel we missed some opportunities” UW head coach Josey Stender said. “The second round was really difficult due to the level of difficulty with the course conditions.”
Senior Stacey Blunt led the Cowgirls with a two-round tally of 159 (+15), as she sits tied for 14th place in the 84-golfer field. She turned in rounds of 77 (+5) and 82 (+10). Fellow senior Emily Wood is tied for 42nd place after two rounds at 164 (+20). She turned in scores 82 (+10) in both rounds of play.
“Stacey played very well on a very difficult course that is really a target golf course,” Stender said. “Her effort was very gritty out there today.”
Sophomore Kathleen Kershisnik and junior Samantha Stancato are tied for 52nd place with a score of 166 (+22). Kershisnik turned in rounds of 84 (+12) and 81 (+9). Stancato turned in scorecards of 83 (+11) in both rounds. Freshman Taylor Dorans finished at 168 (+24). She is tied for 58th place with rounds of 81 (+9) and 87 (+15).
No. 43 Wisconsin leads the field after the opening day of action turning in a 619 (+34). BYU stands in second with a score of 622 (+46) followed by Minnesota in third at 630 (+54). Wisconsin’s Alexis Nelson holds a five-stroke lead turning in a 145 (+1). She shot an impressive 71 (-1) in the opening round.
“I think we have very positive momentum going into tomorrow’s final round,” Stender stated. “We are ready to come out to be competitive tomorrow in a great field.”
The Cowgirls will wrap up action on Tuesday afternoon with one round. Fans can follow all the action by visiting www.golfstat.com.
Wyoming Individual Results
T14 Stacey Blunt: 77 (+5) - 82 (+10) = 159 (+15)
T42 Emily Wood: 82 (+10) - 82 (+10) = 164 (+20)
T52 Kathleen Kershisnik: 84 (+12) - 81 (+9) = 166 (+22)
T52 Samantha Stancato: 79 (+7) - 83 (+11) = 166 (+22)
T58 Taylor Dorans: 81 (+9) - 81 (+9) = 168 (+22)