April 26, 2014
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women's golf team turned in a final round score of 28-over-par 316 to finish tied for third on Saturday at the Mountain West Championship.
The Rebels finished the tournament seven strokes off the lead at 45-over 909 (303-290-316), which was being played at the par-72, 6,324 yard, Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club.
UNLV junior Dana Finkelstein tied for second in the tournament after posting a 5-over 77 final round score. She was tied with Fresno State's Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir at 2-over par in the tournament, but a bogey on the final hole gave Finkelstein a tie for second with San Diego State's Emma Henrikson. Bjorvinsdottir finished the tournament at 2-over 218 (71-71-76), Finkelstein (73-69-77) and Henrikson finished at 3-over 219 and San Jose State's Regan De Guzman finished 4-over 220 (73-72-75).
New Mexico won its first MW Championship since 2010 with a final team score of 38-over 902 (295-295-312). Conference newcomer San Jose State finished one stroke back at 39-over 903 (294-300-309). San Diego State (293-308-308) and Fresno State (296-296-317) tied with UNLV for third at 45-over 909.
Freshman Avery French finished second for the Rebels and tied for 14th in the tournament at 12-over 228 (77-72-79). Junior Mayko Chwen Wang (79-75-77) and senior Demi Mak (74-74-83) tied for 21st at 15-over 231 and junior Marguerite Swearingen finished 45th at 43-over 259 (88-81-90).
UNLV also locked up three key points in the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. The competition between UNLV and Nevada, Reno is in its second year and the Rebels now hold 21.0-15.0 advantage over the Wolf Pack. The Rebels finished 19 strokes ahead of UNR, which finished in seventh at 64-over 928 (308-310-310). To track the scoring, visit the Governor's Series page at UNLVRebels.com.