UNLV shoots an 8-over 584 on day one of the Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Invitational at New Mexico's Championship Golf Course.
UNLV Raim enters her fourth year with the program after a successful three seasons as a Rebel…She is a two time All-Mountain West First Team and All-MW Academic Team selection…Played in all but one tournament in three years...Ranks fourth in UNLV history in rounds at par or better (25) and sixth in career scoring average (74.21).
JUNIOR (2016-17) Named to the All-Mountain West First Team for the second straight year…Played in every tourament, totaling 30 rounds on the year…Carried a stroke average of 73.47, ranking sixth in UNLV history and third in the Mountain West on the year…Finally broke through to win her first collegiate tournament, tying for first at the prestigious Northrop Grumman Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., - just a few miles from where she grew up...Sank two birdies over the final four holes to tie for first at 4-under (209) and take medalist honors...Lowest single round score of the year came in the second round at Northrop when she shot a 3-under 68...Won her second tournament a few weeks later as she carded a 7-under (209) to win outright at the Battle of Boulder Creek, her best 54-hole score of the season...First to win multiple tournaments in the same season since All-American Dana Finkelstein did it in both 2013-14 and 2014-15...Sunk 78 birdies and shot 10 rounds at par or better - tied for most on the team in 2016-17...Came in 12th at the Mountain West Championships with a 6-over 222...Finished the year at the NCAA Lubbock Regional in a tie for 80th after shooting a 15-over 231.
SOPHOMORE (2015-16) Named to the All-Mountain West First Team…Rated just outside the top 100 (114th) by GolfStat…Played in all but one tournament and 32 rounds on the year…Carried a stroke average of 73.73, ranking ninth in UNLV history and seventh in the Mountain West on the year…Finished in the top six in three different tournaments: tied for fifth in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (11-under-par 205) that tied for third lowest tournament score in UNLV history, sixth at Battle at Boulder Creek II (four-over 220) and fourth in the Mountain West Championship (3-over 219)…Turned in a 12th place finish in the season-opening Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (2-under 217)…Carded a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Las Vegas Showdown for the third lowest individual round in program history…Placed in a tie for 79th place at the NCAA Stanford Regional with a 22–over 235.
FRESHMAN (2014-15) Played in all 33 rounds as a freshman ... Owned a scoring average of 75.43, which was the fourth lowest on the team and ranks 17th in the Mountain West ... Recorded three top-20 finishes and turned in four rounds at par or better as a freshman ... Best performance came in her collegiate debut at the Colonel Bill Wollenberg’s Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, where she finished tied for 13th at 3-over-par 219 ... Finished tied for 19th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at 5-over 221 and tied for 20th at the NCAA St. George Regional, turning in a score of 11-over 224.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2014 graduate of Palm Desert HS in Palm Desert, Calif. ... Was a four-year letterwinner for the Aztecs under coach Jack Stewart ... Ranked No. 92 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Helped Palm Desert to the Southern California championship as well as leading the team to the state championship three of her four years ... Won the 2013 Desert Valley League Championship ... Earned medalist honors at the Toyota tour Cup at Desert Falls ... Averaged 37 strokes per hole (9 holes) as a junior and a senior, 35 as a sophomore and 39 as a freshman ... A member of Team Southern California for the Girls Junior Americas Cup in Reno, Nev. and Maui, Hawaii.
PERSONAL Mackenzie Anna Raim was born May 20, 1996, in Palm Springs, Calif. ... The daughter of Dawn and Tim Raim ... Chose UNLV over interest from Auburn, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Arizona, Arizona State and San Diego State.