Cowgirl Golfers In 6th After 1st Day Of UVU Hobble Creek Classic

By: Wojciech Kulicki

Wyoming Cowgirl golf played their first two rounds of the new season on Thursday at the UVU Hobble Creek Classic. They started the season strong shooting a two-round team score of 601 (+33) to sit in sixth out of the 17 teams competing. The tournament will conclude Tuesday with the third and final round at the Hobble Creek Golf Course. 

“Today was a solid start to the season for us with a lot to build on.” Said Head Women’s Golf Coach Josey Stender. “It was very exciting to see Kyla and Meghan come out so solid while also having consistency from our returners. This course demands accuracy in all areas of the game and I felt we came prepared.” 

In her first career tournament, Freshman Kyla Wilde put together a strong first two rounds shooting a second round of 70 (-1) to finish the day tied for 15th. Samantha Hui also sits in the top 20 after the first day, currently tied for 17th at 148 (+6). Jessica Zapf capped off the first day tied for 29th after shooting 151 (+9) in the opening two rounds. Rounding out the lineup for the Cowgirls are Morgan Ryan and Cristiana Ciasca who are currently tied for 49th and89th respectively. 

As a team, the Cowgirls are currently in sixth after posting a two round score of 601 (+33). The Cowgirls are one stroke ahead of Seattle and sit one stroke behind Northern Arizona in the standings. Gonzaga leads the field at 585 (+10) while Boise State sits in second with a score of 589 (+11). 

The duo of Meghan Vogt and Michelle Nguyen are competing in the tournament as individuals and both had solid outings on day one. Vogt recorded a two-round score of 151 (+9) and is fourth among the individuals and tied for 29th overall. Nguyen shot a 155 (+13) in the first two rounds and is currently tied for 49th overall.  

The Cowgirl golf squad will wrap up the Hobble Creek Classic tomorrow morning with the final round of play set to start at 8 a.m. MT.  

Team Standings  

1. Gonzaga               585 (+17) 

2. Boise State           589 (+21) 

3. Cal Poly                590 (+22)       

4. Weber State         593 (+25) 

5. Northern Arizona 600 (+32) 

6. Wyoming               601 (+33) 

7. Seattle                   602 (+34) 

T8. Northern Colorado 604 (+36) 

T8. Utah Valley        604 (+36) 

10. Southern Utah   607 (+39) 

11. Dixie State          621 (+53) 

12. CSUN      622 (+54) 

13. Montana State   624 (+56) 

14. Portland State    629 (+61) 

T15. UT Rio Grande Valley 635 (+67) 

T15. Idaho State      636 (+67) 

17. CSUB                  638 (+70) 

Wyoming Cowgirls 

T15th – Kyla Wilde              77-70 = 147 (+5) 

T17th – Samantha Hui       73-75 = 148 (+6)       

T29th – Jessica Zapf           76-75 = 151 (+9)       

T49th – Morgan Ryan         78-77 = 155 (+13) 

T89th – Cristiana Ciasca   82-82 = 164 (+22)    

Wyoming Cowgirls Playing as Individuals  

T29th – Meghan Vogt         76-75 = 151 (+9) 

T49th – Michelle Nguyen   74-81 = 155 (13)