REBELS FINISH IN 16TH AT THE SILVERADO SHOWDOWN

 

UNLV wrapped up regular season in Napa Tuesday, next up is Mountain West Championships, April 16-18

NAPA, CALIFORNIA (UNLVRebels.com)   The UNLV women’s golf team wrapped up its final regular season tournament Tuesday in Napa, California, finishing in 16th place at the Silverado Showdown. The Rebels concluded the three-day event at the Silverado Resort and Spa with a score of 63-over 927.
 
Sophomore Polly Mack was the Scarlet and Gray’s highest finisher in a tie for 42nd at 11-over (227), with senior Elizabeth Prior coming in two shots behind Mack in a tie for 49th at 13-over. Sophomore Cathy Liu finished at 19-over 235 to tie for 71st, followed by senior Shannon Oh in a tie for 79th at 21-over 237. Freshman Veronica Joels rounded it out in 91st at 30-over 246.
 
Northwestern entered the day with an 11-shot cushion and finished out the team victory at 6-over (870). No. 1 USC came in four shots behind the Wildcats to take second at 10-over (874), followed by No. 4 Stanford in third at 17-over (881), No 24. Oregon in fourth at 20-over (884) and No. 25 Washington in fifth at 22-over (886). 
 
Northwestern’s Brook Riley was the wire-to-wire individual leader after carding a three-round score of 1-under 215, just edging out USC’s Malia Nam and San Jose State’s Natasha Andrea Oon by one stroke, who each shot even (216) for the tournament to tie for runner-up honors. Oregon’s Kathleen Scavo and Northwestern’s Stephanie Lau and Kelly Sim all tied for fourth at 1-over (217).
NEXT UP FOR THE REBELS: With the regular season behind them, the Rebels will set their sights on a fourth straight league title at the 2019 Mountain West Championships, which are set for April 16-18 in Rancho Mirage, California.
 
REBEL SCORES:
  • 16th – UNLV – (303-316-308 — 927, +63)
  • T42nd – Polly Mack, sophomore (74-74-79 — 227 , +11)
  • T49th  – Elizabeth Prior, senior (75-78-76 — 229, +13)
  • T71st – Cathy Liu, sophomore (78-82-75 — 235, +19)
  • T79th – Shannon Oh, senior (76-83-78 — 237 , +21)
  • 91st – Veronica Joels, freshman (82-82-82 — 246, +30)
TOP FIVE TEAMS 
1. Northwestern (291-285-294 — 870, +6)
2. USC (291-297-286 — 874, +10)
3. Stanford (294-293-294 — 881, +17)
4. Oregon (297-296-291 — 884, +20)
5. Washington (300-294-292 — 886, +22)
REBEL NOTES: 

UNLV finished in the top-10 in five of six tournaments this spring and in the top six in four of those five, including a first-place finish at Battle at Boulder Creek and a second place finish at Rebel Beach
Polly Mack earned her first outright victory at the Mountain View Invitational this spring with a career-low 54-hole score of 10-under. She was named Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Week for the second time this spring after her victory
The Rebels finished second at their second annual Rebel Beach Invitational at Spanish Trail Country Club in February, which is co-hosted by Long Beach State. Prior blew out the field with a seven-shot victory for her second straight tournament win
The Rebels opened the spring with a team win at the Battle of Boulder Creek, with Prior and Mack tying for medalist honors
Prior and Mack were named Co-Mountain West Women’s Golfers of the Week after their win at Boulder Creek, then Prior earned it a second consecutive week after her win at Rebel Beach
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