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Rebels Finish Tied For Fifth At The Wildcat Invitational

March 6, 2018

Final Results | @UNLVWGolf 

TUCSON, Arizona (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women's golf team concluded the Wildcat Invitational Tuesday at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, finishing in a tie for fifth with Purdue at 22-over 886. The Rebels carded a 16-over 304 in the final round after shooting a 1-under (287) and 7-over (295) in rounds one and two on Monday.

Sophomore Nastasia Kossacky turned in her best three-round score of her Rebel career, carding a 1-over 217 to finish in a tie for 12th. Freshman Polly Mack was the next highest finisher in a tie for 30th at 7-over (223), followed by senior Mackenzie Raim, who was one stroke behind Mack at 8-over (224) in a tie for 37th. Junior Elizabeth Prior wrapped up the invitational in a tie for 45th at 10-over (226), while fellow junior Shannon Oh came in tie for 68th at 16-over 232. Freshman Cathy Liu, playing as an individual, tied for 78th at 19-over (235).

No. 1 UCLA and top-ranked Bruin Lilia Vu swept the team and individual medalist honors as the Bruins won the tournament by nine strokes at 17-under 847 and Vu bested teammate Mariel Galdiano by two strokes to take first at 14-under (202). Tournament host Arizona finished in second as a team at 8-under (856), while the Wildcats' Gigi Stoll and YuSang Hou took third and fifth, respectively, at 7-under (209) and 5-under (211). Texas took third overall as a team at 4-under 860 with Kaitlyn Papp finishing in fourth individually at 6-under (210). Long Beach State took fourth as a team at 17-over (881), finishing five strokes ahead of Purdue and UNLV.

REBEL OF THE DAY: Kossacky notched her highest finish of the year and best three-round score as a Rebel after finishing in a tie for 12th at 1-over 217. This came a day after she shot her best two single rounds scores at UNLV - a 71 and 70 - in rounds one and two Monday. For the tournament, Kossacky sank nine birdies over three rounds.

REBEL SCORES:
  • T12th – Nastasia Kossacky, sophomore (71-70-76 -- 217, +1)
  • T30th – Polly Mack, freshman (71-78-74 -- 223, +7)
  • T37th – Mackenzie Raim, senior (73-76-75  -- 224, +8)
  • T45th – Elizabeth Prior, junior (72-73-81 -- 226, +10)
  • T68th – Shannon Oh, junior (77-76-79-- 232, +16

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  • T78th – Cathy Liu, Freshman (78-80-77 -- 235, +19)

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TOP FIVE TEAMS:
1. UCLA (278-284-285 -- 847-17)
2. Arizona (284-288-284 -- 856, -8)

3. Texas (282-292-286 -- 860, -4)
 
4. Long Beach State (282-297-302 -- 881, +17)
T5. UNLV (287-295- 304 -- 886+22)
T5. Purdue (294-294-298 -- 886, +22)

REBEL NOTES: 
UNLV's first round score of 1-under 287 on Monday was their lowest single round score of the spring
Sophomore Nastasia Kossacky 1-over was her best three-round score as a Rebel, while her rounds of 70 and 71 on Monday were both her best at UNLV as well
UNLV recently recorded its second home tournament win of the 2017-18 season as they shot a 17-over at the inaugural Rebel Beach Invitational at Spanish Trail Golf Club Feb. 26-27 to win by two strokes
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: 
The Rebels will be back in Las Vegas for its next tournament, but will not serve as the host. UNLV will compete in South Dakota State's Jackrabbit Invitational at Boulder Creek Golf Club March 12-13.

 

 

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