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Corpus Christi, Texas  – Junior Gabrielle Gibson tied for ninth to pace the University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team on Tuesday at the Islander Classic. UW finished with a share of fourth place after posting a three-round score of 926 (+62). It was the third top-five finish of the year for the Brown and Gold.

“The course played very tough today in the coastal, three-club wind,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. “We fought hard and almost closed the gap on a couple more teams. We are happy to move up at the end of the day. I thought we’ve had a true team effort the last few events and some great individual results. We will head home with time to work on a few things and look forward to getting back to a familiar course at Entrada.”

Gibson earned her third career top-ten finish after posting a final round 78 (+6). Her total score of 226 (+10) was one off her season-best. Gibson recorded nine pars and two birdies during the final round of play at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

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Senior Mackenzie Barrie and freshman Erin Sargent tied for 22nd in the 68-player field. It was the second-best finish this season for both Barrie and Sargent. Barrie posted her best round of the tournament with a 77 (+5), while Sargent shot an 81 (+9) on Tuesday. They each finished with a three-round total of 234 (+18).

Sophomore Megan Knadler recorded an 81 (+9) during the final round to close out the tournament one shot behind Barrie and Sargent with a 235 (+19). Knadler tied for 28th for her third top-30 finish of 20-16-17.

Klara Castillo led UW with three birdies during the third and final round. Castillo saved the best for last with a 78 (+6) on Tuesday. She jumped nine spots during the final round to tie for 38th. Playing as an individual, Sarah Hankins shot an 85 (+13) to close out the tournament with a 243 (+27).

Of the 12 teams competing, Sam Houston State ran away with the team title on Tuesday. The Bearkats shot a 904 (+40) and were led by Heather Shake who claimed the individual title with a three-round score of 220 (+4).

The Cowgirls will be back in action on March 13-14 for the BYU at Entrada Classic.

Wyoming Results

T9. Gabrielle Gibson: 74 (+2) – 74 (+2) – 78 (+6) = 226 (+10)
T22. Erin Sargent: 78 (+6) – 75 (+3) – 81 (+9) = 234 (+18)
T22. Mackenzie Barrie: 78 (+6) – 79 (+7) – 77 (+5) = 234 (+18)
T28. Megan Knadler: 78 (+6) – 76 (+4) – 81 (+9) = 235 (+19)
T38. Klara Castillo: 80 (+8) – 81 (+9) – 78 (+6) = 239 (+23)
T45. Sarah Hankins: 78 (+6) – 80 (+8) – 85 (+13) = 243 (+27) *
*Playing as an individual.


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Cowboys Finish 11th in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Wyoming men’s golf climbed two spots up the leaderboard on Tuesday to place 11th at the Arizona National Invitational Tournament, hosted at the OMNI Tucson National-Catalina Course.

Wyoming’s third-round score of 285 (-3) tied for the fourth-lowest of the day, better than six of the top 10 finishers. The Cowboys finished with a total of 876 (+12) to place 11th out of the field of 16.

Sophomore John Murdock shot the best round of the day for the Cowboys with a 70 (-2). He birdied two of his final three holes and made just one bogey to match his lowest round of the season. Murdock finished with a total score of 225 (+9) to tie for 79th.

“Today was better for us, and I feel good about how it was a total team effort,” UW head coach Joe Jensen said. “Yesterday we made some unusual mistakes which will cost you when you’re playing in a field this talented. We certainly improved today. Our goal was today was to have one of the lower rounds, which we did. We learned a lot from yesterday and I’m encouraged by how we finished the tournament.”

Two other Wyoming golfers finished the day under par, along with Murdock. Senior Ryan Wallen shot a one-under 71 with three birdies and just two bogeys. Junior Glenn Workman also shot 71 (-1) with an identical card of three birdies and two bogeys. The pair tied for 36th with a tournament score of 218 (+2).

Junior Drew McCullough carded a 73 (+1) in his final round, including a team-high four birdies. McCullough tied for 48th with a total score of 221 (+5)

The Cowboys return to action at The Duck Invitational, hosted by the University of Oregon, on March 27-28.

Wyoming Results

T36. Ryan Wallen: 74 (+2) – 73 (+1) – 71 (-1) = 218 (+2)

T36. Glenn Workman: 70 (-2) – 77 (+5) – 71 (-1) = 218 (+2)

T48. Drew McCullough: 76 (+4) – 72 (E) – 73 (+1) = 221 (+5)

T57. Arron Lickteig: 77 (+5) – 73 (+1) – 74 (+2) = 224 (+8)

T62. John Murdock: 76 (+4) – 79 (+7) – 70 (-2) = 225 (+9)

T79. Dan Starzinski: 79 (+7) – 74 (+2) – 77 (+5) = 230 (+14) *

*Playing as an individual.