UNLV's Dana Finkelstein Qualifies for NCAA Women's Golf Championship

STILLWATER, Okla. - Junior Dana Finkelstein led UNLV women's golf and finished tied for second at the NCAA Central Regional, which was being played at the par-72, 6,200 yard, Karsten Creek Golf Course. The two-time Mountain West Golfer of the Year turned in a final round score of even-par 72 and finished at 2-under-par 214 (72-70-72) in the three-day tournament.

Finkelstein's runner-up finish earns her a spot in the NCAA championship, which will be played May 20-23 in Tulsa, Okla. It is the best finish at a regional by a UNLV or Mountain West golfer since Therese Koelbaek, who won the West Regional in 2008. The junior out of Chandler, Ariz. is also the first Rebel golfer to individually qualify for the NCAA championship since Sunny Oh, who won the West Regional in 2003. Oh qualified as an individual because the team finished 11th that year.

A total of 24 teams and 126 individuals competed in the three-day regional. Finkelstein will move on to the NCAA championship, which will be played at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Live scoring will be available off a link at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat.