Rebels Tied For Seventh After First Round

Oct. 28, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women’s golf team is tied for seventh place after the first day of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, which is being played at the University of Texas Golf Club (par 72, 6,344 yards) in Austin, Texas. The Rebels turned in a score of 10-over-par 298 on Sunday.

Alabama sits atop the team leaderboard, after posting a 4-under 284. The Crimson Tide was the only team to shoot below par in the first round. Arkansas sits four strokes back at an even-par 288. Rounding out the top five is Arizona State (2-over), Florida (5-over) and Denver (6-over).

Tulsa’s Shu-Yin Liu leads all individuals at 4-under 68, one shot ahead of Alabama’s Jennifer Kirby and Stephanie Meadow and UCLA’s Erynn Lee. There are six players tied for fifth at 1-under.

Sophomore Dana Finkelstein, who is tied for 11th, turned in an even-par 72 to lead UNLV. Junior Demi Mak is one shot behind Finkelstein at 1-over 73 and is tied for 19th.

Other Rebels competing: Sophomore Mayko Chwen Wang is tied for 39th at 4-over 76, sophomore Marguerite Swearingen is tied for 54th at 5-over 77 and freshman Anna Lena Kraemer is tied for 68th at 8-over 80.

The tournament features 15 teams and 83 individuals. Monday’s second round will begin at 6:15 a.m. PT and the Rebels will be the first team to tee off. Live scoring is available at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat.