3 Cowgirl Golfers Place Top 10 at Arizona Women's Stroke Play
Wyoming golfers Erin Sargent, Megan Knadler and Kaylee Knadler each turned in top-12 overall finishes last week at the Arizona Women’s Stroke Play Championship held at the Camelback Golf Club Ambiente Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“I am thrilled with the effort and tremendous play this summer by our returning Cowgirls,” head coach Josey Stender said. “All three have worked very hard and have played consistently competitive all summer as their results have shown.”
Sargent was the low Cowgirl at the event, finishing second overall, while Megan Knadler finished fifth and Kaylee Knadler tied for 12th.
One of only three players in the field to finish the event under par, Sargent turned in a 54-hole total of 214 on the weekend to finish at 2-under. The Cowgirl junior opened the tournament with a 1-under 71, but struggled to find a rhythm in her second round with a 74. Sargent turned it on over the last 18 holes, responding by dropping four birdies to only one bogey on the way to a final-round 69.
Sargent puts the wraps on a successful summer in which she also competed at the Women’s California State Open, finishing 34th overall and 10th among amateurs. The Longmont, Colo., native was second on the team in stroke average (75.5) last season as a sophomore and finished inside the top-20 four times, including a pair of top-five finishes.
“It is a great accomplishment for Erin to be in contention to win not only one, but two state stroke play championships this summer,” Stender said. “She has set her goals very high but reachable this summer and I’m very happy for her.”
Megan Knadler closed out her summer with a 1-over 217 to finish fifth overall. Knadler carded a first-round 71 to open the tournament, before following it up with a pair of 73’s over the following two days.
The Phoenix, Ariz., product enters her senior season following a 2017-18 campaign in which she competed in all 11 tournaments for the Cowgirls and posted 77.2 scoring average, the third-lowest average on the team. Knadler recorded her best finish of the season at the Lady Thunderbird Invitational, tying for ninth with a 7-over 151 and helping the Cowgirls to the program’s first team tournament win since 2008.
Kaylee Knadler finished tied for 12th overall with an 8-over 224. Knadler posted a first-round 73, followed by a 77 and 74 to finish off the tournament. Knadler competed in nine of the Cowgirls’ 11 tournaments of the 2017-18 season as a redshirt sophomore, recording a 78.9 scoring average.