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Rebels Tee Off In Tucson Monday

March 4, 2018

LAS VEGAS ( Up next on the spring slate for the UNLV women's golf team is the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona. The two-day tournament will take place on a Par 72 6,494 yard course at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson. The first two rounds will be played Monday, March 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. MT with the final round set for Tuesday, March 6 beginning at 8 a.m. MT.

UNLV is coming off its second home tournament win of the 2017-18 season as the Scarlet and Gray won the Rebel Beach Invitational at Spanish Trail Golf Club in Las Vegas last week. Co-hosting the inaugural tournament with Long Beach State, the Rebels shot a 17-over 881 to capture the win by two strokes over Ole Miss. All eight of the Rebels competing finished in the top 32 of the leaderboard, led by junior Elizabeth Prior, who shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to take third at 2-over 218. Her 69 was the only round of the entire tournament under 70.

Prior and the Rebels also won their home-hosted tournament in the fall - the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Club. UNLV shot 17-under as a team while Prior tied the program mark for lowest three-round score as she took medalist honors with a 16-under 209.

The Rebels will return home for their next competition March 12-13, playing in South Dakota State's Jackrabbit Invitational on a familiar course at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

THE FIELD: The 2018 Wildcat Invitational will be represented by a field of 17 teams including host Arizona: (Golfstat Top 25 Ranking): Augusta, Denver, Grand Canyon, Iowa, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Missouri, Northern Arizona, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Carolina State (25), Portland State, Purdue (20), Texas (7), UCLA (1) and UNLV.

THE LINEUP:  The UNLV lineup at the Wildcat Invitational is junior Elizabeth Prior, senior Mackenzie Raim, sophomore Nastasia Kossacky, freshman Polly Mack and junior Shannon Oh. Freshman Cathy Liu will be competing as an individual.

Monday, March 5: 7:30 a.m. MT/6:30 PT (Rounds 1&2) 
Tuesday, March 6: 8 a.m. MT/ 7 PT (Round 3)




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