Cowgirls Move Up on Final Day of Cowgirl Classic
April 8, 2014
MARICOPA, Ariz. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team capped off the regular season on a high note Tuesday at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. The Cowgirls shot the sixth-lowest score of the third round and moved up the team standings to finish tied for 12th place in the 20-team field. UW shot a 303 (+15) in the final round to finish the tournament at 936 (+72).
"First off, Troon Golf did a great job getting this course ready and making it a first-class experience for all teams," Wyoming head coach Josey Stender said. "I'm proud of the girls and their effort from top to bottom. We came out strong and positive and maintained throughout the day."
Senior Stacey Blunt and sophomore Emily Woodard finished the event tied for 35th place in the 108-golfer field at 231 (+15). Blunt and Woodard both shot their lowest rounds of the tournament at 75 (+3) and 76 (+4), respectively. Senior Emily Wood also closed out the Cowgirl Classic on a high note with a 75 (+3). She finished the tournament at 241 (+25).
"We finished well this afternoon with three of the counting scores finishing with a birdie on the final hole, which is something we have been working toward improving upon," Stender said.
Junior Samantha Stancato finished tied for 52nd at 235 (+19). She ended the third round with a score of 79 (+7). Freshman Taylor Dorans rounded out the Cowgirls' team scoring with a 77 (+5) in the final round. She ended her first Cowgirl Classic at 257 (+41).
Freshman Mackenzie Barrie capped off a strong tournament as an individual with a career-low 75 (+3). She finished tied for 39th with a three-round tally of 232 (+16). Junior Kristen Jensen finished tied for 77th at 242 (+26). She carded a career-low 74 in Tuesday's final round. Sophomore Kathleen Kershisnik finished 86th with a three-round total of 247 (+31). She shot her best round of the event on Tuesday with her 81 (+9).
New Mexico State held on for the team title recording a 887 (+23). Santa Clara finished in second place at 896 (+32). Tulsa and defending champion Boise State tied for third with scores of 901 (+31). Three individuals tied for first place as Boise State's Samantha Martin, New Mexico State's Camille Orito and Santa Clara's Annie Freman recording a 215 (-1). Freman won the tie breaker to earn individual medalist honors.
The Cowgirls head to Mountain West Championship at the end of the month in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
"We feel that we can be very competitive at the conference championship if we can play consistent golf from hole No. 1 to 54," Stender said.
Wyoming Individual Results