Cowgirls golfers Ready for CSU Colonel Wollenberg Ram Classic
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowgirl golf squad keeps their season rolling this week as they head to Fort Collins, Colorado to compete in the CSU Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic Sept. 26-27.
“Ptarmigan Country Club is very comfortable and familiar for us. We always have a lot of local support there to draw from so the team always looks forward to this tournament,” UW head women’s golf coach Josey Stender said. “While we have had a good stretch of rounds and some very solid play from top to bottom, we will be looking for a complete and consistent event until the last putt drops.”
The Cowgirls are coming off of a solid outing at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational where they finished tied for 14th amongst a 19-team field finishing ahead of reigning Big West Champions Hawaii. So far this season, the Cowgirls are being led by the duo of Samantha Hui and Kyla Wilde who have both opened the season with back-t0-back top 25 finishes.
After squaring off against very large fields in back-to-back tournaments, the Cowgirls will now have a change of pace competing against an 11-team field at the CSU Colonel Wollenberg Ram Classic. Highlighting the field is a trio of Mountain West opponents in Nevada, Colorado State and Boise State. Boise State Enters the tournament coming off of a team victory at the UVU Hobble Creek Classic beating out 17 other teams for the title including the Cowgirls.
Nevada also bring momentum into the competition riding a second-place team finish at the Coeur d’ Resort Collegiate Invitational.
Joining Hui and Wilde in the lineup this week will be Jadan Gonzlaez and Morgan Ryan who will both be making their third starts of the season. Rounding out the Cowgirls lineup is Jessica Zapf who will be playing in her first tournament of the season. The trio of Grace Dunkleberger, Rachel Stoinski and Sophie Spiva will all be competing in the tournament as individuals.
The Cowgirls are set to play three rounds on the 6,468-yard Par 72 course teeing of the first 36 holes of play on Monday at 9:00 a.m. MT.