San José State, San Diego State Share Team Lead After Second Round of 2015 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship

 

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - San José State and San Diego State will enter the final round of the 2015 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship in a tie for first place, as the Spartans and Aztecs each seek their first-ever MW championship title. SJSU (293-296) and SDSU (288-301) each have a total score of 13-over-par 589 and are six strokes ahead of Nevada and eight strokes over UNLV. The Wolf Pack is third among the field with a combined score of 19-over 595 (299-296), while the Rebels are in fourth at 21-over 597 (299-298). Boise State currently is in fifth position with a 26-over 602 (301-301), trailed by Colorado State (304-299) and New Mexico (303-300) at 27-over 603. Fresno State finished the second round in eighth place at 36-over 612 (312-300), while Wyoming rounded out the team standings with a mark of 61-over 637 (312-325).

 

San Diego State freshman Milagros Chaves, who established a new Conference first-round record with a 6-under-par 66, maintains her position at the top of the individual leaderboard with a 36-hole total of 4-under 140. New Mexico sophomore Manon Mollé (72-71) and UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein (74-69) are knotted in second place with identical scores of 1-under 143. Mollé, who entered Day 2 in a three-way tie for third at even-par 72, finished the round under par at 1-under 71. Finkelstein vaulted from a tie for ninth at 2-over 74 following the first round to second with her 3-under 69, marking the low score for the day. Nevada freshman Celyn Khoo is two strokes back at 1-over 145 (74-71) heading into the final round on the par 72, 6,291-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course.

 

Chaves leads all golfers with 11 birdies through 36 holes, including four on Day 2, while five others have seven birdies thus far, including Mollé, De Guzman, Finkelstein, Colorado State's Allie Andersen and San José State's Regan De Guzman and Elizabeth Schultz. Nevada senior Nikki Prichard and San Diego State junior Emma Henrikson each own the lone eagles of the tournament, both of which came in the first round of action.

 

The concluding round of the 2015 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship will begin at 7 a.m. PT Wednesday morning. Live scoring is available at TheMW.com and GolfStat.com.