Cash Leads Musketeers to Fifth Place Start

Michelle Winkler had an impressive opening round at the Cowgirl Classic.

Michelle Winkler had an impressive opening round at the Cowgirl Classic.

April 10, 2012

First Round

CHANDLER, Ariz.- Christine Cash shot a two-under-par 70 to begin the 2012 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic for the Xavier women’s golf team on Monday. Cash is fourth in the field and leads Xavier to a fifth place position after day one. The Musketeers shot a 298 (+10) as a team and are tied with Seattle.

Cash registered her second sub-par round of the year, and set a new career-low with her opening round 70. Senior Michelle Winkler is tied for ninth with a one-over-par 73 while sophomore Breanna Patz is one stroke behind with a 74 and is tied for 14th place. Kristin Tan fired an 81 (+9) and is sitting tied for 96th in the field of 126 competitors. Alexandra Lake shot an 84 (+12) and is tied for 114th.

Abby Smith and Ariel McNair each competed as individuals and both had strong first round scores. Both Smith and McNair shot a 77 (+5) and sit tied for 52nd place.

University of Iowa currently leads the field of 24 teams with a score of 289. Kristi Cardwell of Iowa and Brianna Espinoza of Colorado State are tied for first with a score of 68 (-4).