Rebels To Play In Jackrabbit Invitational In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS ( – The spring slate for UNLV women’s golf continues this week as the Rebels will play their second tournament in the last three weeks in Las Vegas, competing at South Dakota State’s Jackrabbit Invitational March 12 and 13. While the Rebels won’t be hosting, they will be playing on a familiar course at Boulder Creek Golf Club, where they host their annual Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown every fall. The Scarlet and Gray will hope to repeat what they accomplished on the course the last time they played in a tournament there as they won the Showdown in October by 10 strokes.

The Jackrabbit Invitational will feature 54 holes on a 6,343-yard, par-72 course. Boulder Creek’s Coyote Run course will serve as the front nine and the Desert Hawk course will serve as the back nine. Rounds one and two will be played Monday, March 12 with the final round set for Tuesday, March 13. Both days will begin at 7:45 a.m. PT with shotgun starts.

In their most recent outing, the Rebels finished in a tie for fifth at Arizona’s Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, March 5 and 6. Sophomore Nastasia Kossacky turned in her best tournament performance as a Rebel, shooting rounds of 71 and 70 on day one before finishing at 1-over (217) to tie for 12th overall. The two rounds under par were her first under par at UNLV, while her 1-over was a career-best 54-hole score.

UNLV will have two more spring tournaments before the Mountain West Championship April 16-18 in Rancho Mirage, California. The first is the PING/ASU Invitational in Phoenix, March 23-25, followed by the Silverado Showdown hosted by Oregon and Colorado in Napa, California, April 8-10.

THE FIELD: The 2018 Jackrabbit Invitational will be represented by a field of nine teams including host South Dakota State: UNLV, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, CSU Bakersfield, Weber State, North Dakota, Northern Kentucky and Rocky Mountain (NAIA).

THE LINEUP: The UNLV lineup at the Jackrabbit Invitational is junior Elizabeth Prior, senior Mackenzie Raim, sophomore Nastasia Kossacky, freshman Polly Mack and junior Shannon Oh. Freshman Cathy Liu, junior Alyssa Getty and senior Texie June Petchel will be competing as individuals.

Monday, March 12: 7:45 a.m. PT (Rounds 1&2)*
Tuesday, Tuesday 13: 7:45 a.m. PT (Round 3)*
*Shotgun Start