Rebels Hold Steady In Washington|
Oct. 9, 2007
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -
UNLV women's golf stayed in the top 10 following the second round of the the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Tuesday and the Rebels posted a team score of 302 (+14) that was 10 strokes better than their opening round of the event, which is being play at the Sahalee Country Club.
The Rebels are in 10th with a two-round score of 614 (+38) after 36 holes of play and had two players post season-best scores on the day.
No. 4 USC remained the leader with a team total of 587 (+11), which is 11 strokes better than fellow Pac-10 member No. 3 Arizona State, which has a score 596 (+20). Oregon (597, +21), No. 7 Arizona (601, +25) and No. 22 Cal (602, +17) round out the top five. Alison Walshe of Arizona carries the two-round lead into the club house with a total of 141 (-3), which is one stroke better than Anna Nordqvist (142, -2) of Arizona State.
UNLV sophomore Natasha Krishna was one of the Rebels who turned in one of the best rounds for her squad, as she carded a two-over 74 today that featured a birdie, three bogies and 14 pars on the par-72, 6,172-yard course. Krishna moved up the leaderboard and is tied for 17th heading into the final round.
Rebel freshman Alejandra Guacaneme continued her steady play, posting her second-straight 76 (+4) to give her a total of 152 (+8) at the tournament, which has her tied for 24th. She was at two-under at the turn, but had an up-and-down back nine to close out her round.
UNLV freshman Therese Koelbaek was two under at the turn and the freshman also shot a two-over 74 on the day after closing with four bogies and five pars to give her a two-round total of 154 (+10), which has her tied for 34th.
Rebels senior Tonya Choate (79-80--159, +15) is tied 53rd and sophomore Melissa Mabanta (86-78--164, +20) is tied for 72nd following the second round.
The 16-team field for this year's event includes eight squads that are ranked in the latest Golf World/NGCA Golf Coaches' Poll: No. 3 Arizona State, No. 4 USC, No. 7 Arizona, No. 11 Pepperdine, No. 15 Stanford, No. 18 New Mexico, No. 20 BYU and No. 22 California. The field also includes Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, UNLV, San Francisco, Washington State and the host Huskies. Wednesday's final round begins at 9:00 a.m. (PT) with teams starting from both the 1st and 10th tees.
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UNLV TEAM SCORE
10. UNLV 312-302--614 (+38)
T17. Natasha Krishna 77-74--151 (+7) T24. Alejandra Guacaneme 76-76--152 (+8) T34. Therese Koelbaek 80-74--154 (+10) T53. Tonya Choate 79-80--159 (+15) T72. Melissa Mabanta 86-78--164 (+20)