* University of Wyoming press release

MARICOPA, Ariz., – The University of Wyoming women’s golf team concluded play at its Cowgirl Classic at AK-Chin Southern Dunes on Thursday. The Cowgirls moved up into 13th place as a team with a score of 600 (+34).

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“The team as a whole did much better today,” head coach Josey Stender said. “We played a lot more relaxed but decisive. I would love to thank AK-Chin Southern Dunes and Brady Wilson the GM and all their staff. They do everything first class here and it makes it feel like a home away from home.”

Sacramento State won the team title, recording a score of 860 (-4). Long Beach State took runner-up at 863 (-1), while Boise State, New Mexico State and San Diego State rounded out the top three each with an 877 (+13). New Mexico State’s Emma Bunch took home the individual crown at 207 (-9).

Morgan Ryan enjoyed one of the strongest finals rounds of anyone in the field Thursday. She fired a 68 (-4) – matching the school record’s lowest single round score – to finish tied 40th with a three-round score of 224 (+8).

“It was a great comeback by her,” Stender said. “I’m very proud of her. Her confidence and composure really helped her. She knew the team needed it, and I just appreciate that leadership from her.”

Jaden Gonzalez led the way for Wyoming over the span of the three-round, two-day tournament. She boasted a total tally of 218 (+2) following a 75 (+3) final round to place in a tie for 16th.

Kyla Wilde saved her best round for last. She carded a 73 (+1) Thursday to finish with a final score of 229 (+13), which positioned her in a tie for 63rd.

Tomine Bjerkelo was fourth, and tied 90th overall, on the team after a three-round score of 235 (+19). She shot an 80 (+8) Thursday.

Samantha Spielman rounded out the Cowgirls’ starting five. She was tied for 106th after a third-round tally of 82 (+10) for a final score of 242 (+26).

Grace Dunkleberger and Sophie Spiva competed as individuals this week. Dunkleberger registered a final round 79 (+7) to finish at 232 (+16) and in a tie for 77th place, while Spiva took a tie for 93rd with a final round 80 (+8) for a total of 236 (+20).

Wyoming remains in Arizona for its final tune-up prior to the Mountain West Conference Championships later this month. The Cowgirls participate in the Bobcat Classic from April 8-10 in Goodyear at The Golf Club of Estrella.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

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We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

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