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Rebels In 16th After One Round in Palos Verdes

Feb. 11, 2018

Round One Results | @UNLVWGolf 

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV women's golf played its first round of the spring Sunday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, California. The Rebels carded a 22-over 306 to sit in 16th heading into Tuesday's second round.

Junior Elizabeth Prior, who entered the tournament ranked No. 31 individually in the country, shot a 2-over 73 and is in a tie for 19th. Senior Mackenzie Raim, who won the tournament a year ago, was the second-best UNLV finisher of the day after carding a 5-over 76.

Arizona and reigning NCAA champion Arizona State finished round one tied atop the leaderboard at 1-over, holding a seven shot lead over third place, currently occupied by No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Alabama at 8-over.

ASU's Olivia Mehaffey shot a round-one best 3-under 68 to lead the tournament by one stroke. Baylor's Gurleen Kaur, Alabama's Kristen Gillman and Texas' Kaitlyn Papp all sit a shot behind Mehaffey in a tie for second.

REBEL OF THE DAY: Prior picked up where she left off in the fall with her 73 on day one. In October, the Surrey, England, native shot a 16-under to win the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown - tying the lowest three-round score in program history.

T1. Arizona (285, +1)

T1. Arizona State (285, +1) 
T3. Alabama (292, +8)

T3. UCLA (292+8)
5. Northwestern (293+9)
Last year, Mackenzie Raim tied for first at the same tournament, marking her first collegiate tournament win just a few miles from where she grew up
Last season, UNLV won the Mountain West Championship for the second straight year
UNLV has appeared in 15 straight NCAA Regionals 
The Rebels have won three conference championships in seven years under head coach Amy Bush-Herzer
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: Round two begins Monday morning, with the first Rebel teeing off at 10:17 a.m. PT.



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