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Rebels Finish Fifth At Betsy Rawls Invitational

Oct. 10, 2017

AUSTIN, TEXAS ( - UNLV women's golf entered Tuesday's final round at the Betsy Rawls Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club in a tie for fifth place and that's where it would stay. The Rebels carded a three-round score of 35-over 899 to finish in fifth by themselves after shooting a final round score of 21-over 309. 
In just her second collegiate tournament, freshman Polly Mack registered her first top-10 finish, carding a 2-over 218 to place tied for sixth. Mack shot identical rounds of 73 Monday, then carded an even round Tuesday to stay at 2-over. 
As a team, the highlight over the two days in Texas was the Rebels' second round - which saw them shoot 1-under after carding a first-round score of 15-over. That experience will surely help UNLV moving forward, especially with two freshmen in the lineup who now have two collegiate tournaments under their belts. The Rebels will also have All-Mountain West Second Team performer Elizabeth Prior returning soon, which will add an experienced member to the lineup.
Tournament host and 19th-ranked Texas held on to its commanding lead despite shooting 10-over in the final round. The Longhorns began the day with a 13-stroke lead and ultimately earned the team title with a 15-shot victory at 2-over. Capturing medalist honors was Texas' Sophia Schubert, who won by four strokes at 6-under 210. 
REBEL OF THE DAY: Mack was the most consistent player at the tournament with two rounds of 73 Monday followed by an even round Tuesday - the top round of the day by a Rebel.
T6th – Polly Mack, freshman (73-73-72—218, +2)
T28th – Nastasia Kossacky, sophomore (75-74-75—224, +8)

T39th – Cathy Liu, freshman (79-70-79—228, +12)
T58th – Mackenzie Raim, senior (76-72-85—233 +17)
T60th – Shannon Oh, junior (79-72-83—234, +18)

1. Texas (286-282-298—866, +2)

2. Furman (299-293-289881, +17) 
3. Arizona State (294-287-301—882, +18)

4. Houston (292-298-300—890, +26)
5. UNLV (303-287-309—899, +35)

This is the seventh straight season the Rebels have competed in the Betsy Rawls Invitational
The fifth place finish is two spots higher than the team's seventh place finish last year 
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: UNLV won't have to go anywhere for its next tournament as the Rebels are hosting their annual Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Club next week, Oct. 22-24. 




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