Cowgirls Golfer Sargent Tied for 6th in Entrada Classic
ST. GEORGE, Utah – Sophomore Erin Sargent opened the BYU at Entrada Classic with a career-best 69 (-3) and followed with a second-round 74 (+2) in the afternoon, helping the Cowgirls to finish the opening day of competition. Sargent is tied for sixth, and the Cowgirls were sitting in a tie for 11th in team scores with a 619 (+43) for two rounds.
“I’m proud of Erin (Sargent) and her performance today,” Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender said. "She is in great position in a very strong field. We played much better than we scored. A few errant shots cost us more than it should have. This team has put in a lot of work and now they just need to play confidently.”
Sargent fired seven birdies in the first round and totaled nine throughout the day, third-best in the 75-player field. With a 143 (-1) through two rounds, she puts herself in great position to earn her second top-ten finish of the year with tomorrow’s final round remaining.
Senior Gabrielle Gibson opened the event with a 79 (+7) in the morning round, before closing out the day with a 77 (+5). She enters the final 18 tied for 50th with a 156 (+12), while redshirt sophomore Kaylee Knadler, tied for 60th, is just a few shots back with a 160 (+16) after two rounds. She posted rounds of 82 (+10) and 78 (+6) on the first day of Spring Break. Twin sister Megan Knadler is right behind tied for 62nd. The junior began the day with a 79 (+7), before signing for an 82 (+10) to close the opening day in St. George.
Redshirt freshman Caitlyn Skavdahl and junior Sarah Hankins are not too far behind. Skavdahl had rounds of 81 (+9) and 84 (+12), as Hankins had a couple marks of 83 (+11) on Monday. Skavdahl holds a two-round total of 165 (+21), while Hankins is one shot behind heading into the final round.
Kent State’s Pimnipa Panthong leads the field with 138 (-6) after two rounds. Kendra Dalton of BYU is one shot back of the lead. Kent State and BYU leads the team race as well. Kent State has a 576 (E), while BYU sits close behind with a 578 (+2).