Kaci McCartan Shines Down the Stretch in Opening Round Play at Ocotillo

Kaci McCartan Shines Down the Stretch in Opening Round Play at Ocotillo

2012 SCU Golf Photo Galleries

Santa Clara University freshman Kaci McCartan (pictured) birdied twice during her final eight holes Monday during opening round play of the 2012 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz. McCartan posted a career-best 76 to lead all Bronco players and will enter Tuesday's second round in the tournament's top 40.

The field at Ocotillo is massive, spanning 24 teams and 127 players. McCartan, who has worked her way into the No. 2 spot for Santa Clara, birdied each of the par 3's on the back nine during an impressive closing stretch.

"Kaci played great, she was really consistent all the way around," said second-year Santa Clara head coach Krystal Kelly. "It was fun watching her out there today."

Taylor Camany continues to improve each week following her recent return from mononucleousis. Camany, an All-West Coast Conference honoree last season, posted a 77 and rests in 52nd. As a team, the Broncos were able to out-play seven schools with an overall total of 311.

Iowa was even par on the day as a team to lead all schools. Second-round play begins early Tuesday morning, in the rare three-day collegiate event in Chandler.

For complete opening round results CLICK HERE.

2012 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

Dates: Monday through Wednesday, April 9-11, 2012
Site: Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.
Host: University of Wyoming
Field (24 teams): Colorado State (96), Iowa (92), UTEP (103), Nevada (107), Wyoming (110), Xavier (111), Sacramento State (120), New Mexico State (126), Seattle (128), Montana (132), Wichita State (134), Northern Arizona (145), Santa Clara (146), Portland State (152), UC Riverside (154), Boise State (168), Montana State (170), Weber State (173), Northern Colorado (179), Southern Utah (189), Utah Valley (192), South Dakota State (195), Eastern Washington (199), Creighton (221)
Details: All three days will begin with a 6:30 a.m. local time start and groups will tee off of holes one and 10 in 10-minute intervals. The field will play one round of 18 holes each day.
Course: Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.
Yardage/Par: 6,184 yards/Par 72
Address: 3751 S. Clubhouse Drive
Chandler, AZ 85248
Course Website: OcotilloGolf.com
Course Number: (480) 917-6660
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com

*Rankings by Golfweek.com

Support Santa Clara University Athletics by making your tax deductible donation to the Bronco Bench Foundation. For more information follow this link or call 408-554-5577. For additional involvement opportunities with Santa Clara Athletics, click here.