Wilde Earns Top 10 Finish, Cowgirls Place 7th At Hobble Creek Fall Classic

By: Shazwan

 The Wyoming Cowgirl Golf squad capped off a strong season opening tournament on Monday finishing seventh at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic. Two Cowgirls posted top 15 finishes on their way to a top ten finish as a team.   “I’m very proud and excited for Kyla, Sam and Meg to all start the season within the top 20.” Head Women’s Golf Coach Josey Stender said “We just had a few errant shots and were a few putts short of a great finish today. Overall I’m encouraged for our future.”   The final round of play was once again highlighted by a great performance from Freshman Kyla Wilde, who followed up her second-round score of 70 (-1) with a third-round score of 71 (E) to finish tied for eighth overall with a three-round total of 218 (+5). Wilde recorded a team leading eight birdies during the tournament and scored par on 35 holes.   Samantha Hui also turned in a strong showing recording the best finish of her career tying for 14th with a three-round total of 221 (+8). Jessica Zapf finished up the tournament with a total score of 229 (+16) which was good enough to tie for 36th. Morgan Ryan and Cristiana Ciasca finished tied for 61st and 92 respectively.  The Cowgirls closed the tournament with a total team score of 903 (+51) to finish in seventh place amongst the 17-team field. Gonzaga, the West Coast Conference Champions from a season ago, won the tournament shooting an 871 (+19).   Playing as an individual, Freshman Meghan Vogt ended her tournament with her best round shooting a 73 (+2) to finish second amongst the individuals and tied for 19th overall. Also playing as an individual, Michelle Nguyen recorded a three-round total of 234 (+21) to finish in a tie for 59th.  The Cowgirls will have a quick turnaround as they travel to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to compete in the Coeur d’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational on Sunday Sept. 26 – Tuesday, Sept. 28.   Team Standings 
1. Gonzaga               871 (+19)
T2. Cal Poly             883 (+31)
T2. Weber State       883 (+31)      
4. Boise State           890 (+38)
5. Seattle                   893 (+41)
6. Northern Arizona 896 (+44)
7. Wyoming                   903 (+51)
8. Southern Utah     911 (+59)
9. Northern Colorado 914 (+62)
10. Utah Valley        919 (+67)
11. Dixie State          924 (+72)
12. CSUN                  928 (+76)
13. Montana State   932 (+80)
14. Idaho State          938 (+86)
T15. UT Rio Grande Valley 940 (+88)
T15. Portland State      944 (+92)
17. CSUB                  959 (+107)
 
Wyoming Cowgirls
T8th – Kyla Wilde              77-70-71 = 218 (+5)
T14th – Samantha Hui       73-75-73 = 221 (+8)      
T36th – Jessica Zapf           76-75-78 = 229 (+16)      
T61st – Morgan Ryan         78-77-80 = 235 (+22)
T92nd – Cristiana Ciasca   82-82-84 = 248 (+22)   
 
Wyoming Cowgirls Playing as Individuals 
T19th – Meghan Vogt         76-75-73 = 224 (+11)
T59th – Michelle Nguyen   74-81-79 = 234 (+21)