UNLV Leads By One Stroke Heading Into Final Round of 2017 MW Women's Golf Championship
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – After two rounds at the 2017 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship, UNLV holds a narrow one-stroke lead over San Diego State. The Rebels established a MW Championship record with a team score of 577 through 36 holes, while the Aztecs have shot a two-over par 578. San José State, which carded an 11-over 587, will join UNLV and SDSU in the final pairing.
Fresno State (591), New Mexico (591) and Nevada (609) will be grouped together in the final round, while Wyoming (610), Colorado State (616) and Boise State (631) will be in the first group that tees off at 7 a.m. PT on Wednesday.
New Mexico’s Manon Molle holds a three-stroke lead over San José State’s My Leander and San Diego State’s Fernanda Escauriza entering the final round. Molle’s two-round score of 136 is a 36-hole Mountain West tournament record. She is also the only golfer in the event with two sub-70 rounds.
Entering the final day on the par 72, 6,270-yard Dinah Shore Tournament Course, UNLV has three golfers inside the top-5, led by junior Harley Dubsky (-2). Elizabeth Prior and Alexandra Kaui, the defending individual champ, are tied for fifth at one-under par. Prior was even for the day until a hole-in-one on No. 17. The native of Surrey, England, used her 7-iron from 145 yards out for the ace.
Molle continues to lead the tournament with 11 birdies, including six during Tuesday’s second round. Alexandra Kaui registered 13 pars on Tuesday and has 29 for the tournament, which leads the 45-player field.