Knadler and Sargent in Top-Twenty after Two Rounds in Utah

By: Wojciech Kulicki

ST. GEORGE, Utah (March 11, 2019) – Wyoming Cowgirl golfers Megan Knadler and Erin Sargent sit in the top two following 36 holes of play at the BYU at Entrada Classic on Monday afternoon.

As a team, Wyoming is in a tie for 12th with Oral Roberts at 41-over, following rounds of 306 and 311 on the opening day of the event. Kent State is in the lead after day one at 1-over. Kent State’s Thitapa Pakdeesettak stands as the only player under par for the tournament, holding the clubhouse lead at 3-under.

“Megan and Erin played very well today against a strong field on a tough golf course,” head coach Josey Stender said. “It was great to see both of them decisive, confident and resilient. We are tightly grouped going into the final round and we will need solid play by everyone.”

Knadler sits in a tie for 14th at 3-over for the tournament after rounds of 73 and 74 to open the week. Knadler started off strong, going 1-under through the first 13 holes of her first round on the way to the 1-over 73. In the second round, teeing off on the 16th, she recorded an eagle on the par-5 before running into a couple of bogeys later in the round to put her at 74.

In her first round, Sargent went 4-under with five birdies on the front nine, but some trouble on the back left her with a 4-over 76 for her first 18 holes. The Cowgirl junior rebounded nicely in the second with an even 72 in which she dropped in a trio of birdies. Sargent is tied for 18th at 4-over heading into Sunday’s final round.

Cowgirls Samantha Hui and Sarah Hankins both are tied for 65th at 18-over following day one of action. Hui turned in a first-round 76 before carding an 86 in her second. After a first-round 83, Hankins finished off her second round with a 79.

Caitlyn Skavdahl heads into Tuesday in 70th following scores of 81 and 87 on the event’s first day of action.