Women's Golf Tied for First After First Day at Cowgirl Classic
CHANDLER, Ariz. The University of Nevada women’s golf team set the tournament record for a low round and is tied for first after the first day of the Cowgirl Classic, being held Monday-Tuesday, April 7-8 at the par 72, 6,108-yard Ocotillo Resort.
Nevada shot a 26-over 314 in the first round and followed it up with a season-low nine-over 297 in the second round, setting the Cowgirl Classic record for low team round. The Wolf Pack is tied for first with Eastern Washington (309-302) at 35-over 611. The two teams hold a two-stroke lead over tournament host Wyoming in the 16-team Cowgirl Classic, while Northern Arizona (623) and Montana (633) round out the top five teams.
Individually, junior Melanie De Leon is tied for third to lead the Wolf Pack. After a first-round 79, she also set a tournament record with a two-under 70 in the second round for a two-round total of five-over 149. De Leon stands five strokes off the lead of South Dakota State’s Hillary Gerster who is at even-par 144 (72-72), while Wyoming’s Laura Mengelkamp is second at four-over 148 (73-75).
Senior Heather Olmstead is tied for fifth at seven-over 151 after turning in a six-over 78 in the first round and a season-low one-over 73 in the second, while senior Jennie Pleas is tied for 10th at nine-over 153 (78-75). Sophomore Pamela Abreu is tied for 25th at 14-over 158 after carding a pair of 79s on Monday, while true freshman Ana Patricia de la Maza is tied for 52nd at 20-over 164 (84-80).
The Cowgirl Classic concludes on Tuesday and a recap and final results will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.