Wyoming Cowgirl Golfers Near The End Of The Season
The Wyoming women’s golf team enters the homestretch of the 2011-12 season by hosting the sixth-annual Cowgirl Classic at the picturesque Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz., on Monday through Wednesday, April 9-11.
The Cowgirls will play host to 24 teams and a total of 128 student-athletes on the par-72 course that runs a total of 6,184 yards. All three days will begin with a 7:30 a.m. MT start, as groups will tee off holes one and 10 in 10-minute intervals and play 18 holes each day.
UW head coach Josey Stender said.
“The Cowgirl Classic is a unique event for us considering we host it in Arizona, but with how well we’ve played this spring our goal is to finish in the top five of the team race,Our team is very excited to represent Wyoming in our own tournament and the staff at Ocotillo always does a wonderful job helping us put on a first-class event.”
UW will be paced by senior Juanita Rico, who is the reigning Mountain West Golfer of the Month after solid performances at four tournaments in March. She posted top-20 finishes in each, including two top-five showings, and tied the fourth-lowest individual event score in program history with a 218 (+2) at the MountainView Collegiate on March 23-24. Rico, who tied for 21st at least year’s Classic, is currently fifth in the MW with a 75.14 stroke average.
Junior Dana Zamprelli and sophomore Stacey Blunt also return to Ocotillo for Wyoming. Blunt was UW’s second finisher last year in a tie for 23rd place and recorded a career-low 73 (+1) earlier this season, while Zamprelli carded a career-low 71 (-1) this spring at the NAU Red Rocks Invitational. Sophomore Emily Wood will compete in UW’s top five this year thanks to a breakout spring season and freshman Samantha Stancato makes her first career appearance at Ocotillo. Wyoming senior Jenna Zamprelli and redshirt freshman Kristen Jensen will compete as individuals, as they vie for a lineup spot for the upcoming MW Championships on April 20-22 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Complete results and a recap will be posted on WyomingAthletics.com following each day, while fans can follow live results on GolfStat.com.