Finkelstein Advances To Round Of 32

June 19, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio ( – UNLV women’s golfer Dana Finkelstein won her first round of match play by beating Iowa's Briana Midkiff by a score of 5&4 at the Women’s Western Golf Association’s 113th National Amateur Championship, which is being played at the Dayton Country Club (par-71, 5,948 yards). 

Finkelstein earned the No. 2 overall seed in match play after carding a 3-under-par 139 (70-69) in the opening 36-holes of stroke play. She will advance in the championship flight to the Round of 32 and participate in the second round of match play Thursday morning against Wake Forest's Mariana Sims, who won her match 3&2 to advance. The two will tee-off at 8 a.m. EST/5 a.m. PST. The winner will advance to the Round of 16, which will be played Thursday afternoon.

Players from across the United States and several countries are competing for the coveted W.A. Alexander Cup. The tournament opened with a 36-holes of stroke-play to seed the individuals for match play. The low 64 players will constitute the Championship Flight with the final round being 36 holes which will take place on Saturday, June 22; all others players will qualify into flights of 16 players with the final round being 18 holes.

Finkelstein completed her sophomore year with the best scoring average in the Mountain West. She competed in 32 rounds for the Rebels with an average of 74.28 per round. 

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