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Rebels Finish Tied For 11th In New Mexico

Sept. 12, 2017

Final Results @UNLVWGolf 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ( - The UNLV women's golf team carded a three-round score of 17-over 881 to finish in a tie for 11th with Arizona at the University of New Mexico's Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Invitational in Albuquerque. The Rebels shot a 9-over 297 in Tuesday's final round at UNM's Championship Golf Course (par 72, 6,317 yards) after entering the day in a tie for ninth at 8-under.

Senior Mackenzie Raim, who sat in a tie for eighth at 1-under after day one, was UNLV's top finisher at tied for 10th after an even final round. Playing in her first tournament as a Rebel, freshman Cathy Liu nabbed her first top-20 finish, carding a 54-hole score of 3-over 219 to tie for 20th. As an individual entrant, sophomore Nastasia Kossacky also saw a top-20 finish, shooting a three-round score of 2-over 218 to tie for 18th.

Oklahoma State, the leader after two rounds, took home the team the team title after carding a 1-under 863 over the three rounds, edging out Northwestern by two strokes (1-over 865). Colorado and Stanford tied for third after shooting identical scores of 5-over 869. Individually, Arizona's Bianca Pagdanganan and Stanford's Andrea Lee each carded an 8-under 208 to share medalists honors, beating third place Kenzie Neisen of Oklahoma State by four strokes.

STAT OF THE DAY: For the tournament, UNLV was second overall in par-4 scoring average at 4.12 and was tied for third among the field in total pars with 61.

REBEL OF THE DAY: Raim was UNLV's most consistent golfer over the two-day invitational with all three rounds at 1-over or better, which included shooting even Tuesday to hold steady at 1-under and capture a top-10 finish.

T10th – Mackenzie Raim, senior (70-73-72—215, -1)
T18th – Nastasia Kossacky*, sophomore (76-70-72—218 +2)
T20th – Cathy Liu, freshman (68-72-79—219, +3)
T39th – Polly Mack, freshman (75-76-71—222, +6)
T63rd – Shannon Oh, junior (74-77-75—226, +10)
T73nd – Alli Kim, sophomore (74-78-83—235, +19)

*playing as an individual


1. Oklahoma State (291-284-288—863, -1)

2. Northwestern (290-288-287—865, +1)

3. Colorado (293-284-292—869, +5)

T3. Stanford (297-284-288—869, +5)

5. San Diego State (294-287-295—976, +12)

UNLV has opened the season at the Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Invitational for the last three years
The Rebels' tie for 11th is four spots higher than their 15th place finish a year ago in the event
• 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

UNLV will have a few weeks off before they head to Austin, Texas, for the Betsy Rawls Invitational October 9 and 10, hosted by the University of Texas.



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