UNLV Vaults Into Lead After Second Round Of 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship

April 26, 2013

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - UNLV bested its first-round score by 24 strokes to vault into the lead after 36 holes of the 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The Rebels posted a score of 28-over-par 604 through two rounds, including a 2-over 290 on Friday to capture a 10-shot lead over Boise State and Fresno State. The Broncos and Bulldogs are knotted in second place at 38-over 614. San Diego State is currently in fourth position with a 48-over 624, trailed by Nevada at 49-over 625. Colorado State finished the second round in sixth place at 58-over 318, while New Mexico and Wyoming round out the team standings with marks of 67-over 643 and 72-over 648, respectively.

Nevada's Nikki Prichard, who entered the second day of competition tied for sixth place at 4-over 76, rose to the top of the individual leaderboard. The sophomore carded an even-par 72 in Round 2 for a 36-hole total of 4-over 148 (76-72) on the par 72, 6,324-yard course. UNLV sophomore Mayko Chwen Wang fired the tournament's low round of 3-under 69 and is currently one stroke behind Prichard at 5-over 149. Fellow Rebel Demi Mak, alongside Boise State's Hayley Young and New Mexico's Manon DeRoey, are each tied for third place at 6-over 150.

Wang leads all golfers with nine birdies through 36 holes, including eight in the second round. Prichard and Fresno State's Hillary Billingsley have each tallied six birdies apiece.

The concluding round of the 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship will begin at 7:30 p.m. PT Saturday morning. Live scoring is available at TheMWC.com and GolfStat.com.