Rebels To Compete Next Week Near Seattle

Oct. 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV women's golf team returns to action next week for its third tournament of the season, Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 8-10, at the 31st Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The tournament will be hosted by Washington and will be played at the Sahalee Country Club (par 72, 6,054 yards) in Sammamish, Wash.

The Rebels will play one round each day in the 54-hole stroke-play event. Tee times are slated for Monday at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

Competing for UNLV will be sophomores Dana Finkelstein, Mayko Chwen Wang and Marguerite Swearingen, junior Demi Mak and freshman Anna-Lena Kramer.

The Rebels will be part of a 16-team field that includes Fresno State, Gonzaga, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Seattle, Stanford, UC Davis, UC Irvine and Washington.

Including UNLV, there are five teams competing in the tournament that are in the Golf World/WGCA Coaches' Poll. Washington and UC Davis are both in the top 25, ranked No. 12 and No. 25 respectively, while Stanford, Oregon and UNLV are receiving votes.

Colorado is the defending team champion of the Invitational, winning the 2011 event by two shots at 32-over 896. Nebraska's Madeleine Sheils took home medalist honors with a one-shot victory at 2-under 214.

Last season the Rebels finished ninth, and were paced by top-20 performances by Chwen Wang and Finkelstein, as the teammates tied for 12th after shooting 12-over par. As a team, UNLV totaled 933 (+69).

Live scoring will be available through a link at courtesy of Golfstat.

UNLV has had two top-5 finishes in the first two tournaments of the season, as the Rebels opened the year finishing third at Colonel Bill Wollenberg's Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., and most recently finished tied for second at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Chwen Wang paces the Rebels with a scoring average of 73.83 over the two tournaments and has recorded one top-10 finish (tie for 10th in Fort Collins).