Wyoming Completes Solid First Day at Own Tournament
Oct. 12, 2013
PALM DESERT, Calif. -
Senior Stacey Blunt sits tied for 22nd at 153 (+9) through Saturday's first two rounds of the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate to pace the University of Wyoming women's golf team to eighth in the team standings at 616 (+40). UW shot rounds of 306 (+18) and 310 (+22) as the host school, while Western Carolina leads the 20-team field at 601 (+25).
"We're in a good position heading into tomorrow," UW head coach Josey Stender said. "It was great to see the younger girls show some competitiveness today. We had a freshman lead us in round one and a sophomore in round two. Over the last two events, everyone has tied or shot their career low."
Blunt compiled rounds of 75 (+3) and 78 (+6) on Saturday for her fifth and sixth-consecutive rounds under 80. She was followed by sophomore Kathleen Kershisnik at 154 (+10) in a tie for 27th with a 79 (+7) in the first round and tying a career-low 75 (+3) in the second. Freshmen Taylor Dorans and Mackenzie Barrie both totaled the same through the first round. Dorans paced UW in the first round with a career-low 74 (+2) and followed with an 80 (+8), while Barrie, playing as an individual, hit a career-low 75 (+3) and a 79 (+7).
Senior Emily Wood sits at 156 (+12) after rounds of 79 (+7) and 77 (+5) to tie for 42nd. Junior Samantha Stancato finishes out UW's scorers at 158 (+14) with a 78 (+6) and 80 (+8) for a 55th-place tie. Wyoming's 306 in the first round was its fifth round under 310 this season and fourth straight.
"Mackenzie got up and down from all over the course today," Stender said. "Taylor showed great course management and really had a first round that was pretty much error free. We need to adjust our strategy for a couple holes tomorrow, but the team has been doing what I've asked of them and that is stay disciplined and focused. If we can continue to do that, we will post a competitive score tomorrow."
The tournament concludes with 18 holes at 8:30 a.m. MT tomorrow.
Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate Day One Team Results
Wyoming Day One Individual Results
* Playing as an individual