3 Former Cowgrils Competing for Spots on LPGA and Symetra Tours
Former Wyoming Cowgirl golfers Mackenzie Barrie, Samantha Stancato and Gabrielle Gibson will compete in stage one of the LPGA’s Q School tournament this week, looking to earn spots on the LPGA and Symetra Tours. The 72-hole tournament begian Thursday and runs through Sunday.
The event is held across three courses at the Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., as well as on the Dinah and Palmer courses at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Among the 340-player field, a minimum of the top 60 players and ties will advance to the second stage of qualifying at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla.
Gibson completed the final year of her Wyoming career last season, leaving a substantial impact on the program. The Temecula, Calif., native owns three of the school’s top 10 single-season stroke averages, including the lowest with a 74.9 last season. She became the 11th Cowgirl to claim an individual tournament title—and first since 2009—at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational last spring.
Barrie played at Wyoming from 2013-17, making quite an impact on the Cowgirl squad during her four seasons in the Brown and Gold. The Prince Rupert, British Columbia native owns the seventh-lowest stroke average for an individual season in program history with a 76.6 from her senior year. Barrie turned in 11 top-30 finishes during her time in Laramie, and three top-15 finishes.
Stancato played on the Cowgirl golf team from 2011-15. The Colorado Springs, Colo., product was an impact player all four years of her time at Wyoming, playing in 41 tournaments for the Cowgirls with a career-best stroke average of 77.7 as a senior. The former Cowgirl also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2011.