Zamprelli and Wood Move Up Leaderboard at Cowgirl Classic
April 10, 2012
Chandler, Ariz. -
Junior Dana Zamprelli and sophomore Emily Wood were the University of Wyoming women's golf team's top performers during Tuesday's second round of the Cowgirl Classic at the Ocotillo Golf Resort. Each carded rounds of two shots better to help the host UW Cowgirls improve by five strokes with a 304 (+16) in the second round to sit tied for 13th at 613 (+37). Colorado State overtook the tournament lead with a 292 (+4) to pace the 24-team field at 584 (+8).
"I was happy to see improvement from our girls today and feel like some of them played better than what their score indicated, but we have a great chance tomorrow to continue to improve," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "Overall we need to tighten up some loose ends and be sharper on all points of our game."
Zamprelli carded a 74 (+2) for her lowest round since a season-low 71 (-1) in the first tournament of the spring and is tied for 22nd at 150 (+6). She moved up 15 spots on the leaderboard during the day and now is in line for her third top-25 finish of the spring. Wood was equally as impressive with a 75 (+3) to move up 14 places in the second round. Her total of 152 (+8) ties her for 38th.
"Dana did a great job of staying mentally consistent today," Stender said. "She didn't' try to play out of her ability range and really maximized her potential. Emily played well also and has really started to embrace her role on the team this spring. She's matured into a mentally tough competitor that doesn't let the little things get to her."
Senior Juanita Rico carded the same total on the second day with a 77 (+5) to earn a 154 (+10) in a tie for 53rd, while sophomore Stacey Blunt hit a 79 (+7) for a two-round total of 158 (+14). Freshman Samantha Stancato improved her second round by four strokes with a 78 (+6) to sit at 160 (+16). Playing as individuals, senior Jenna Zamprelli and redshirt freshman Kristen Jensen scored rounds of 78 (+6) and 85 (+13), respectively.
Tomorrow's final round of the Cowgirl Classic commences at 7:30 a.m. MT. Fans can follow live stats through Golfstat.com by clicking on the link above.
Cowgirl Classic Second Round Results
Wyoming Second Round Individual Results