Rebels Tied For 12th After First Round At NCAA Regional

May 10, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women's golf team shot an opening-round 14-over-par 302 on Thursday and is in a four-way tie for 12th place at the 2012 NCAA West Regional, which is being played at the Colorado National Golf Course (par 72, 6,575 yards).

Stanford shot 1-under 287 and leads second-place North Carolina (even-par 288) by a shot. UCLA is third at 2-over, followed by LSU at 3-over. Illinois and California are both tied for fifth at 8-over.

Stanford's Sydney Burlison is the individual leader at 5-under 67. She had six birdies and a bogey on the day and leads Baylor's Hayley Davis by two shots (3-under 69). North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell is in third place is at 2-under 70, while there is a eight-way tie for fourth place at 1-under.

UNLV sophomore Katerina Prorokova and freshman Marguerite Swearingen led the Rebels on Thursday as they are both tied for 32nd at 2-over 74.

Other Rebel players: freshman Dana Finkelstein is tied for 42nd at 3-over 75, senior Bethany Calvo is tied for 93rd at 7-over 79 and freshman Mayko Chwen Wang is tied for 106th at 8-over 80.

The tournament will continue with 18 holes on Friday and conclude with another 18 holes on Saturday. Live stats are available courtesy of Golfstat through a link on UNLVRebels.com.

The NCAA West Regional features 24 teams and 126 individuals. The top eight teams and two individuals not on those teams will advance to the national finals, which will be held at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., May 22-25.