* University of Wyoming press release

Fort Collins, Colo., – The Wyoming Cowgirl golf squad had a historic opening day at the CSU Colonel Wollenberg Ram Classic on Monday opening the first two rounds of play with record low team and individual scores.

With one round left to play three Cowgirls currently sit inside the top 25.

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“What a fantastic day to see it all come together for the team. It takes a different type of patience and confidence to stay under and around par all day. I’m just so proud of them all,” UW head women’s golf coach Josey Stender said. “Sam really buckled down and finished strong in round two, a testament to her process and leadership.”

Jadan Gonzalez led the standout day for Wyoming posting back-to-back under par rounds finishing the day with a score of 141 (-3) and currently sits in a tie for eighth. Samantha Hui posted the best round of her career in the second round of play shooting a 68 (-4) tying the school record set by Gabrielle Gibson in 2019.

Thanks to her record-tying round, Hui finished the day tied for 11th. Kyla Wilde also finished the day inside the top 25 tying for 17th after two rounds with a score of 144 (E). Morgan Ryan and Jessica Zapf round out the Cowgirl lineup finishing the day tied for 26th and 46th.

As a team, the Cowgirls had a day to remember posting back to back school record round scores shooting 289 and 285 which are both lower than the previous school record of 290 that was set in 2019 at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic.

With their record setting day, the Cowgirls currently sit in fifth with a total score of 574 (--2) sitting four strokes ahead of sixth place Boise State and trailing fourth place GCU by just two strokes. Nevada currently leads the team race with a score of 558 (-18).

A trio of Cowgirls were also in action playing as individuals led by Rachel Stoinski who finished the day in 45th with a score of 152 (+8). Grace Dunkleberger and Sophie Spiva wrapped up their days in 59th and tied for 62nd.

The Cowgirls will close out the tournament tomorrow with the final round of play set to tee off at 9:00 a.m MT.

Team Results  

  1. Nevada            558 (-18)
  2. CSU                567 (-9)
  3. Cal Poly          568 (-8)
  4. GCU               572 (-4)
  5. Wyoming        574 (-2)
  6. Boise State      578 (+2)
  7. Long Beach State 585 (+9)
  8. UC-Irvine        587 (+11)
  9. Utah Valley     591 (+15)
  10. CSU-Northridge 609 (+33)
  11. Bowling Green 614 (+38)

Cowgirl Results  

T8- Jadan Gonzalez – 71+70= 141 (-3)

T11 – Samantha Hui – 74+68= 142 (-2)

T17 – Kyla Wilde – 72+72= 144 (E)

T26 – Morgan Ryan – 72+75= 147 (+3)

T46 – Jessica Zapf – 77+76= 153 (+9)

Individual Results 

45 – Rachel Stoinski – 75+77= 152 (+8)

59 – Grace Dunkleberger – 84+74= 158 (+14)

T62 – Sophie Spiva – 80+81= 161 (+17)

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