Rebels Add Battle at Boulder Creek to Schedule, Will Play Monday and Tuesday|
March 5, 2017
WOMEN'S GOLF NOTES // MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S GOLF STATS
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV Women's Golf has a busy week ahead of them as the Rebels have added a tournament -- the Battle at Boulder Creek -- right here in Las Vegas Monday & Tuesday, March 6-7, at their home course of Boulder Creek Golf Club before they head to Tucson for the Mountain View Invitational March 10-12.
The Scarlet & Gray will be happy to be back out on the course after things didn't go quite as planned in Houston last week. After a sixth place finish against a loaded field at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club to open their spring slate Feb. 12-14, the Rebels finished 12th at The Dickson Feb. 27 & 28 in Texas and were disappointed that they weren't able to carry over the momentum from Palos Verdes. The Battle at Boulder Creek will be a great opportunity to prepare for the rest of their spring schedule in a competitive setting right on their home turf.
A highlight of the week was Mackenzie Raim picking up her first career conference honor as she was named Mountain West Golfer of the Week after capturing her first collegiate tournament victory in Palos Verdes. Raim shot the best two rounds of her junior campaign on back-to-back days, which included five straight birdies to end the second round and birdies on two of her last four holes in her final round, to finish in a tie for first at the tournament just a few miles from her hometown of Palm Desert.
The Battle of Boulder Creek is a 54-hole tournament on a par 72 6,285-yard course at Boulder Creek Golf Club. The first two rounds will take place on Monday, March 6 with the final round on Tuesday, March 7.
REBELS RANKINGS IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST: As a team, the Rebels are currently fourth in the conference with a 294.60 scoring average and a 7.40 average score against par, but do own the lowest single-round score in the conference this year with a 279, which came in the second round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in October. Individually, Raim ranks fourth in scoring average (73.27) in the league, followed by Alexandra Kaui and Elizabeth Prior tied for eighth with a 73.87.
THE LINEUP: The UNLV lineup for the for the team portion at the Battle at Boulder Creek is junior Mackenzie Raim, senior Alexandra Kaui, sophomores Elizabeth Prior and Alyssa Getty and junior Harley Dubsky. The Scarlet & Gray will have their whole roster competing at tournament, with Vivian Hsuan Chen, Alli Kim, Nastasia Kossacky, Shannon Oh and Texie June Petchel all playing individually.
Monday, March 6: 7:15 a.m. PT (36 holes)*
Tuesday, March 7: 7:15 a.m. PT (18 holes)*
THE FIELD: The field features a total of seven teams, including Idaho State, Oklahoma City, Georgetown, Eastern Washington, University of North Dakota and University of South Dakota.
LIVE SCORING: Unfortunately, live scoring will not be available for the tournament.