Lobos 5th at UNLV Spring Invitational

Feb. 20, 2012

The University of New Mexico women's golf team is in fifth place after two rounds of the UNLV Spring Invitational. The Lobos have a 36-hole total of 612 (36-over, 303-309) at the Cascata Golf Club (par 72, 6,272 yards) in Boulder City, Nev.

UNM trails Arizona (583) by 29 shots entering Tuesday's final round. Host UNLV is second in the 11-team field at 586.

Tuesday's final round begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. MT. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

Senior Rebecca Hellbom is leading the way for New Mexico at 4-over 148 (72-76), tied for 10th. She bogeyed three of the first seven holes this morning, but strung together four birdies over a nine-hole stretch to close her first round at even par.

Sophomore Manon De Roey was headed for red numbers in the second round, but faltered at the end. She was 2 under through 15 holes after a birdie at No. 1, but made a bogey on the par 4 2nd, then a triple bogey 8 on No. 3 to finish with a 74. She is tied for 25th at 152 (78-74).

Sophomore Sofia Hoglund is tied for 26th at 154 (74-80). She had four bogeys over the first nine holes of the first round, but came back with a pair of birdies for a 74.

Sophomore Sammi Stevens, who came in with a team-best season scoring average of 75.33, never got into a groove. She shot 159 (79-80) and is tied for 37th.

Senior Sarah Salvo shot a 79 in the first round, but was disqualified in the afternoon round after taking an illegal drop.

Arizona's Nikki Koller has the individual lead at 1-over 145 (72-73).