Cowgirls Remain in First after Two Rounds at Lady Thunderbird Invite
* University of Wyoming press release
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- The Wyoming Cowgirl Golf squad continued their impressive play the SUU Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational on Friday at the Sunbrook Golf Course. After two rounds of play the Cowgirls continue to sit in first place as a team with two individuals in the top five with one round left to play.
“Today was a great learning experience for us. Weather conditions were a little tougher and the pressure felt a little different which impacted us mostly on the cutch putts,” UW head women’s golf coach Josey Stender said. “I’m proud of the grit and focus they showed today. Tomorrow, they know we need to continue to have a confident and committed awareness of our own game, not any other player or team around us.”
Samantha Hui led the way for the Cowgirls in the second round shooting a 74 (+2) finishing the day in second place sitting just three strokes behind the tournament leader. Jadan Gonzalez finished her day just behind Hui sitting in a tie for third after shooting a second round of 73 (+1).
Meghan Vogt posted a second round of 78 (+6) finishing the day inside the top 25 currently tied for 21st. Rounding the Cowgirl lineup is the duo of Morgan Ryan and Sophie Spiva who are tied for 33rd and 49threspectively.
Competing as individuals. The duo of Rachel Stoinski and Grace Dunkleberger finished the day tied for 70thand 75th respectively.
After starting the second round in first place in the team standings, the Cowgirls battled all day to hold their lead and they did so successfully. With one round left to play Wyoming boasts a team score of 592 (+16) sitting one stroke ahead of second place California Baptist. Mountain West rival Boise State along with CSUB currently sit in a tie for third place with a score of 596 (+20).
The final round of play is set to tee off at 9 a.m. MT tomorrow as the Cowgirls look to hold onto their lead and win their first tournament since 2018.
- Wyoming 592 (+16)
- CBU 593 (+17)
T3. Boise State 596 (+20)
T3. CSUB 596 (+20)
- NDSU 598 (+22)
- Utah Tech600 (+24)
- UC-Riverside 602 (+26)
- Northern Colorado 608 (+32)
- Utah Valley 609 (+33)
- Portland State 612 (+36)
- CSUN 613 (+37)
- Weber State615 (+39)
- Montana621 (+45)
- Idaho State 629 (+53)
- Eastern Washington 633 (+57)
- Southern Utah 642 (+66)
2 – Samantha Hui – 70+74= 144 (E)
T3 – Jadan Gonzalez – 72+73= 145 (+1)
T21 – Meghan Vogt – 72+78= 150 (+6)
T33 – Morgan Ryan – 76+77= 153 (+9)
T49 – Sophie Spiva – 78+78= 156 (+12)
Cowgirls Playing as Individuals
T70 – Rachel Stoinksi – 82+78= 160 (+16)
T75 – Grace Dunkleberger – 86+76= 162 (+18)
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