UNLV Leads After Opening Round of 2016 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Seventeenth-ranked UNLV carded a seven-over 295 on Monday to secure the lead after the first round of the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The Rebels, who are searching for their first league title since 2013, hold a one-shot lead over defending champion and No. 22 San Diego State (296) and a two-stroke lead over Fresno State (297). New Mexico sits in fourth after an 11-over 299, followed by San José State (305) to complete the top five. Colorado State (309) maintains a one-stroke lead for sixth over Nevada (310), while Boise State (312) and Wyoming (321) rounded out the team standings.

Three golfers top the individual leaderboard with identical scores of 1-under-par 71, including San Diego State sophomore Georgia Lacey, Colorado State freshman Katrina Prendergast and Fresno State junior Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir. UNLV’s Alexandra Kaui and New Mexico’s Alexandra Moisand round out the top five with even-par 72s on the 6,291-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course.

Prendergast led the field with seven birdies on the day. This is the second straight year a freshman has tallied seven birdies in the opening round of the Mountain West Championship. In 2015, SDSU’s Milagros Chaves recorded seven birdies on her way to an opening round Conference record 66 (6-under). Four of UNLV’s five golfers registered at least three birdies during the opening round.

The second round of the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship will begin Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. PT, followed by the final 18 holes on Saturday at 7 a.m. Live scoring is available at TheMW.com and GolfStat.com.