UNLV Women's Golf Finishes Third After Strong Final Round

Oct. 23, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women’s golf team finished strong by shooting the tournament’s low round, 3-over-par 291, on Tuesday helping it jump from sixth to third at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, which was played at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club (par 72, 6,230). The host Rebels finished the tournament 34-over 898.

“It was a really strong finish for us today,” head coach Amy Bush-Herzer said. “I’m really excited how the team fought back and shot the low tournament round for the final round. It was really fun, and quite impressive to watch.”

Sophomore Dana Finkelstein led the charge for the Rebels, shooting an even-72 on the final day, jumping to fifth in the overall standings. She finished the tournament at 4-over 220.

“It was a tough tournament, the wind was a big factor all three days,” Finkelstein said. “But I’m happy with our team’s performance and my overall score so it was a good home tournament.”

Indiana took the team title, shooting a final-round 7-over 295 to finish 30-over 894, three strokes ahead of UCF. The Knights finished at 33-over 897, one stroke ahead of UNLV.

Mississippi State’s Ally McDonald and Indiana’s Elizabeth Tong tied for medalist honors after both had incredible final rounds of 3-under 69 and 4-under 68, respectively, to finish the tournament 2-under 214. Finishing five strokes back was Minnesota’s Carmen Laguna and Penn State’s Christina Vosters at 3-over 219.

UNLV sophomore Marguerite Swearingen also played well during the final round, posting a 1-under 71. She finished the tournament tied for 22nd at 10-over 226. Sophomore Mayko Chwen Wong and  junior Charlotte Brooks shot a 3-over 75 and 1-over 73, respectively, and finished in 25th at 11-over 227. Junior Demi Mak rounded out the Rebel scoring, shooting a final-round 3-over 75 to finish tied for 49th at 17-over 233.

Three Rebels competed as individuals: freshman Anna Lena Kraemer finished tied for 33rd at 13-over (76-78-82), senior Katerina Prorokova finished tied for 64th at 20-over (76-78-82) and junior Ellis Keenan finished tied for 73rd at 23-over (74-82-83).

The tournament featured 18 teams and 96 individuals.

On tap UNLV is a trip to Austin, Texas, where the Rebels will take part in the Betsy Rawls Invitational hosted by the University of Texas on Oct. 28 and 29.

“We are looking forward going to Texas and bringing this momentum with us,” Bush-Herzer said.

Live scoring will be available at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat.