Cowgirls Finish Historic Weekend at Red Rocks Invitational

By: Wojciech Kulicki

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (March 24, 2019) – The Wyoming women’s golf team closed out play at the Red Rocks Invitational on Sunday at the par-71, 5,919-yard Agave Highlands Golf Course, locking up the lowest team event score in school history.

The Cowgirls took seventh as a team, turning in a 9-over 293 in their final round to finish with a 20-over 872 for the 54-hole team score. That total shatters the previous program low—a 24-over 888, set in the fall of 2017 at the Ram Fall Classic.

“The team played very competitive this weekend and I’m very happy for them to earn a school record,” head coach Josey Stender said. “They all have been focused on taking care of the little things and becoming a more complete team so it is great to see it all come together this week. We are looking forward to hosting in a few weeks.”

Junior Erin Sargent also turned in a performance worthy of being included in the Cowgirl record books, as she turned in a 1-over 214 on the week to tie herself for the seventh-lowest individual tournament score-to-par in school history.

Sargent finished the event in a tie for 10th following an even-par 71 in her final round. The finish marked Sargent’s second top-10 performance of the season.

Senior Megan Knadler also carded an even 71 in her final round of the weekend. It was Knadler’s lowest round of the weekend, and locked up a 6-over 219 (73-75-71). Knadler finished in a tie for 24th to secure her sixth top-25 finish in eight tournament appearances this year.

Cowgirl Caitlyn Skavdahl tied for 35th for her highest finish of the season thus far. Skavdahl followed up rounds of 72 and 73 on Saturday with a 76 in Sunday’s final round. The redshirt sophomore’s first-round 72 on Saturday was a new career high.

Freshman Samantha Hui finished off a nice week with a 9-over 222 (75-70-77) final tally. Hui tied for 38th—her fourth top-40 finish this season.

Redshirt junior Kaylee Knadler finished just a hair from being the fifth Cowgirl inside the top 40. Knadler had an impressive week, carding a 10-over 223 (75-73-75) for the tournament and tie for 41st. It marked the Cowgirl’s highest finish this season.

Three Cowgirls played at the event individually as well. Freshman Michelle Nguyen tied for 65th with an 18-over 231 (74-76-81) on the weekend. Sarah Hankins tied for 73rd with a 20-over 233 (75-79-79), and Freshman Cristiana Ciasca finished in 103rd at 248 (77-83-88)

The Cowgirls will look to finish the regular season strong when they host the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic next month. The tournament is set to tee off on April 8 in Maricopa, Ariz.


View the final results at this link