REBELS FINISH 14TH IN FINAL TOURNAMENT OF THE FALL

UNLV wrapped up the 2018 Jim West Invitational Monday in San Marcos, Texas

SAN MARCOS, Texas (UNLVRebels.com)  UNLV women’s golf wrapped up its fall slate Monday at the 2018 Jim West Invitational in San Marcos, Texas. The tournament, taking place at Kissing Tree Golf Club outside of San Antonio, concluded with the Rebels finishing in 14th at 38-over (902).
Sophomore and reigning Mountain West Player of the Year Polly Mack entered the day in a tie for 21st at even par and shot a 2-under 70 over the final 18 holes to tie for 12th – the highest finish by a Rebel this season. Senior Elizabeth Prior was UNLV’s next highest finisher at tied for 30th at 5-over 221 after a round of 77 Monday.
TCU was the event’s wire-to-wire winner at 11-under (853), but just barely edged out second-place Florida State (-10 854) in the last round by one stroke after starting the day with a five-shot lead. Houston jumped up to finish in third at 6-under (858), followed by Oklahoma in fourth at 1-under (865) and Ole Miss in fifth at 1-over (865).
REBEL OF THE DAY: Mack tied her best single-round score of the fall with her 70 Monday, while the tie for 12th was her highest individual finish this year. Mack had a season-high five birdies in the final round.
 
NEXT UP FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels will be off until February 11 & 12, when they will open the spring at the Battle of Boulder Creek at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
 
REBEL SCORES:
  • 14th – UNLV – (304-296-302 — 902, +38)
  • T12th – Polly Mack, sophomore (72-72-70 — 214, -2)
  • T30th – Elizabeth Prior, senior (71-73-77 — 221, +5)
  • T61st – Alyssa Getty, senior (76-76-77 — 229, +13)
  • T72nd – Veronica Joels, freshman (85-75-78 — 238, +22)
  • T78th – Nastasia Kossacky, junior (DQ-76-78 — 229, +13)

TOP FIVE TEAMS 

1. TCU (284-283-286 — 853, -11)
2. Florida State (291-281-282 –854, -10)
3. Houston (297-278-279 — 858, -6)
4. Oklahoma (287-288-285 — 863, -1)
5. Ole Miss (292-286-290 — 865, +1)
REBEL NOTES: 

• UNLV has four of five members back from its 2018 Mountain West Championship squad
• Last spring, the Rebels won three consecutive MW titles for the first time since they won three in a row from 2004-06

• UNLV has won four conference championships in seven years under head coach Amy Bush-Herzer