Oct. 30, 2006
LAS VEGAS - Results
UNLV women's golf had two individuals finish in the top five Monday after the opening round of the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown, being played at Anthem Country Club.
Rebel freshman Natasha Krishna is tied for second while sophomore Da Sol Chung is not far behind in a tie for fourth. The pair helped UNLV shoot a team score of 300 (+12) on the par-72 course which has the team tied for 10th after 18 holes of play.
Arizona State and Oklahoma State each have a share of the team lead as both shot scores of 292 (+4) and lead Pepperdine and USC by just one stroke after those two clubs shot a 296 (+5). Sarah Bradley of Oklahoma State has the individual lead after 18 holes, carding a three-under 69 on the course to take a one-stroke lead over Krishna and Rachel Newren of BYU. Chung is in a group of seven players tied for fourth, two shots back of the lead.
On a beautiful day for golf, Krishna had a strong opening round in her first home tournament, rolling in four birdies on her way to a two-under par 70. Krishna birdied holes 6, 10, 11 and 17 on the afternoon and added 12 pars and two bogies on her round. Chung was just as consistent on the course, sinking three birdies to go with 13 pars and two bogies as she shot a one-under par 70.
Those two carried the Rebels, who were without the services of Seema Sadekar after she withdrew from the first round because of an illness. Kristin Ingram is tied for 53rd at five-over 77 and Allison Chell is tied for 84th with an 82 (+10).
UNLV also had three student-athletes playing as individuals on the day, and they were highlighted by Nicole McGirr, who shot a five-over 77 to finish tied for 53rd as well. Kasi Lee (79, +7) is tied for 69th and Melissa Mabanta (81, +9) is tied for 78th.
The tournament continues tomorrow with teams slated to tee off of holes one and 10 at 8:30 a.m. (PST). Fans can follow the tournament live by going to www.golfstatresults.com.