Sargent 4th , Cowgirls 10th in Utah
Sophomore Erin Sargent shot part 72 to claim fourth place with a total 215 (one under) in the best finish of her career, allowing her to finish in fourth place at the BYU at Entrada Classic. It was the second top-five finish of her career,and her best three-round total as a member of the Cowgirls.
“I’m so happy for Erin (Sargent) and proud of her great play this week,” Cowgirls head coach Josey Stender said. “She has really dedicated herself to her goals and her process. It is great to see it pay off amongst some of the nation’s best. We had a great breakthrough as a team today. They showed tremendous resilience and beat more than half the field today. This really was a team effort to improve. We look forward to continuing this level of play the remainder of the week.”
Consistent play as a team gave UW the sixth-best round to close the tournament. Wyoming shot a 298 (+10) and finished the event with a 917 (+53) for tenth in the 14-team field. Host BYU won the tournament with an 864 (E), outlasting Kent State, which shot an 866 (+2).
Senior Gabrielle Gibson was the next best finisher for Wyoming and more like her usual self with three birdies during the final round. She closed with her best round of the tournament. Gibson shot a 75 (+3) during the last round and totaled a three-round 231 (+15) to tie for 43rd. Junior Megan Knadler also had her best round on the final day. She posted a 75 (+3) to move her three-round mark to 236 (+20). She tied for 55th in the 75-player field.
Redshirt freshman Caitlyn Skavdahl moved up seven spots during the final 18 after shooting a 76 (+4) on Tuesday. She tied for 60th overall with a final 241 (+25). Playing as an individual, junior Sarah Hankins shot a final-round 77 (+5). She finished two shots behind Skavdahl, while redshirt sophomore Kaylee Knadler shot an 85 (+13) to finish the BYU at Entrada Classic with a 245 (+29).
Taking home the individual title was Pimnipa Panthong of Kent State. After ending yesterday in the lead, she held on with a final-round 70 (-2) for a 208 (-8). Kendra Dalton of BYU took second with a 210 (-6).
The Cowgirls will remain in St. George and compete in the Lady Thunderbird Invitational beginning on Thursday. The two-day tournament will have 18 holes of play each day.