UNLV Captures 2013 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship
April 27, 2013
Boise State fired a third-round score of 14-over 302 to edge Fresno State for second place on the par 72, 6,324-yard course. The Broncos carded a 54-hole total of 52-over 916, while the Bulldogs tallied a combined 54-over 918 in their first-ever MW tournament. Fellow Conference newcomer Nevada came in fourth overall with a 58-over 922, followed by San Diego State at 62-over 926. New Mexico finished the tournament in sixth place with a score of 85-over 949, while Colorado State and Wyoming rounded out the field with respective scores of 86-over 950 and 105-over 969.
New Mexico junior Manon DeRoey, who recorded first and second-round scores of 3-over 75, earned her first individual MW championship after surviving a one-round playoff with UNLV junior Demi Mak. DeRoey and Mak entered the final day of competition tied for third on the leaderboard and each carded a third-round 1-over 73 to force the playoff at 7-over 223. DeRoey notched one of only eight birdies throughout the tournament on the 18th hole, while Mak parred for runner-up position.
Two strokes separated the top five individuals. 2011-12 MW Golfer of the Year Christine Wong rounded out the top three at 8-over 224, followed by Nevada's Nikki Prichard and UNLV's Mayko Chwen Wang in a tie for fourth at 9-over 225. Wang led all participants with 10 birdies throughout the tournament, including eight in the second round. Both she and Nevada's Carly Simpson recorded the tournament's low-round of 3-under 69. Wang's came in Friday's second round action and Simpson's in Saturday's concluding round.