Cowgirl Golf Gets Match Play Win, in First Event of the Season

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by staff–17 Feb ’21

The Wyoming Cowgirl Golf Team completed its first tournament of the year with a 3.5-2.5 win over the Utah Valley Wolverines at the Mountain Match Play Classic. The Cowgirls finished second with 9.5 points behind Boise State with 11. Southern Utah was third with eight points and the Wolverines had 7.5 points. 

“The team gave it their best effort today in really difficult conditions,” head coach Josey Stender said. “This format is very different from what we normally play and I thought they adapted well. I was especially pleased with the clutch putts make in high pressure situations this early in the season. We now have a great baseline for a quick turnaround going in to the next event.”

Sophomore Samantha Hui won her third match of the weekend with a three and two win over Macy Robertson. Fellow sophomore Cristiana Ciasca finished one up over Anna Lesa.

Freshman Jessica Zapf won out of the fifth spot in the lineup with a score of three and two, while fellow freshman Morgan Ryan halved her match with Caylyn Ponich. 

Senior Caitlyn Skavdahl dropped her contest against Bailey Henley, who was two up. Victoria Estrada was one up over graduate Erin Sargent to win the point.

Wyoming will return to the course on Monday, Feb. 22 at the 2021 Gold Rush Tournament in Seal Beach, Calif. The tournament is set up on the 6,932-yard, par-72 course at the Old Ranch Country Club.

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