LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV women’s golf was back in action Monday for the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, California. The Rebels carded a 25-over 309 on day two to bring their tournament total to 47-over 615 to sit in a tie for 17th with San Diego State heading into the final round Wednesday morning.
Freshman Polly Mack turned in the best round of the day, shooting a 2-over 73 to move to 10-over 152 for a tie for 54th. Junior Elizabeth Prior and senior Mackenzie Raim finished the second round in a tie for 60th at 12-over 154, while sophomore Nastasia Kossacky is one stroke behind at 13-over and a tie for 64th.
No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Alabama, who each entered the day seven strokes behind co-leader Arizona and No. 13 Arizona State, both shot even on the day to jump up to a tie for first at 8-over, while the Wildcats and the Sun Devils fell back to third and fourth at 9-over and 15-over, respectively.
ASU’s Olivia Mehaffey maintained her one shot lead after shooting an even round Monday to stay at 3-under. Texas’ Katilyn Papp kept pace with an even round as well to stay in second place and is joined there by UCLA’s Patty Tavatanakit.
REBEL OF THE DAY: Mack, who has had a solid freshman campaign, shot the best round of the day for the Rebels – a 2-over 73.
T54th – Polly Mack, freshman (79-73 — 152, +10)
T60th – Elizabeth Prior, junior (73-81 — 154, +12)
T60th – Mackenzie Raim, senior (76-78 — 154, +12)
T64th – Nastasia Kossacky, sophomore (78-77 — 155, +13) ;
93rd – Alyssa Getty (80-83 — 163, +21)
TOP FIVE TEAMS:
T1. Alabama (292-284 — 576, +8)
T1. UCLA (292-284 — 576, +8)
3. Arizona (285-292 — 577, +9)
4. Arizona State (285-298 — 583, +15)
5. Stanford (295-292 — 587, +19)
• Last year, Mackenzie Raim tied for first at the same tournament, marking her first collegiate tournament win just a few miles from where she grew up
• Last season, UNLV won the Mountain West Championship for the second straight year
• UNLV has appeared in 15 straight NCAA Regionals
• The Rebels have won three conference championships in seven years under head coach Amy Bush-Herzer
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The final round begins Tuesday morning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.