Rebels Jump Into Lead At MW Championship

April 26, 2013

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - UNLV bested its first-round score by 24 strokes and jumped into the lead after 36 holes of the 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course (par 72, 6,324-yards) at the Mission Hills Country Club. 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 and sitting fifth is Nevada, Reno 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.

UNR’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 after an an even-par 72 in Round 2 for a 36-hole total of 4-over 148 (76-72). 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.

Other Rebels competing: Dana Finkelstein is tied for seventh at 8-over 152 (81-71), Katerina Prorokova is tied for 17th at 13-over 157 (76-81) and Marguerite Swearingen is tied for 20th at 14-over 158 (81-77).

The final round of the 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship will begin at 7:30 p.m. PT and UNLV will begin at 9:10 a.m. PT Saturday morning. Live scoring is available at UNLVRebels.com and GolfStat.com.