UW Women Conclude Play in New Mexico
Sept. 26, 2011
Albuquerque, N.M. -
Senior Juanita Rico shot a 77 (+4) to lead the University of Wyoming women's golf team during the third and final round of the New Mexico Dick McGuire Invitational on Monday morning at the UNM Championship Course. The Cowgirls posted a 316 (+24) as a team to finish the event in 17th at 934 (+58) out of 18 teams.
"The course was set up much more difficult today," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "We played smart and tried to manage the difficult pin locations, but we just didn't score well. We probably were pressing a little, knowing we had no room for error."
Rico continued to be UW's most consistent performer with her performance on Monday. At the tournament, the senior shot rounds of 76 (+3), 78 (+5) and 77 (+4) to finish tied for 54th at 231 (+12).
"Juanita's score would have been better if she had a few birdy puts fall, but she certainly didn't make any mistakes this weekend," Stender said.
Junior Dana Zamprelli and senior Jenna Zamprelli both played solid rounds of 80 (+7) on Monday, but had one hole trip each of them up. Dana finished at 233 (+14) to tie for 61st, while Jenna was three strokes back tied for 72nd. Freshman Samantha Stancato posted a 79 (+6) for a total of 237 (+18), while sophomore Stacey Blunt concluded her tournament at 240 (+21). Junior Taylor Smalley played as an individual and carded a 246 (+27).
"It's encouraging to feel like we are so close to being consistently around 300," Stender said. "This tournament was a great learning experience to play on this difficult course with a tough field and it will pay off for us in the long run."
Wyoming continues its fall season at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in Dayton, Nev., on Oct. 3-4.
UNM Dick McGuire Invitational Final Team Standings
Wyoming Final Individual Results