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No. 6 Lobo Women's Golf Storms Out To 15-Stroke Lead At Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/11/2003
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 11, 2003

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- The sixth-ranked New Mexico women's golf team jumped out to a 15-stroke lead in the second round of the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 11) at the 6,194-yard Anthem Country Club. The Lobos shot even-par as a team for the second straight day to post a two-round total of 576 (288-288). No. 22 Tennessee is in second place (296-295-591) and No. 11 Oklahoma is in third (293-299-592).

Senior Katrina Leckovic (Burnaby, British Columbia) started the day in second place but jumped to first at the end after firing an even-72 in the second round. Leckovic (69-72-141) is one stroke ahead of Oklahoma's Lisa Meldrum (70-72-142).

Sophomore Christine Fernandez (Henderson, Nev.) had her best afternoon as a Lobo, carding a two-under 70 to sit only three strokes behind Leckovic in a tie for fifth place (74-70-144).

Junior Shannon Johnson (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and freshman Ashley Rollins (Austin, Texas) are each in a tie for eighth place heading into the final round with a 4-over 176. Johnson (72-74) shot 2-over with one birdie in the second round, while Rollins (73-73) stayed at 1-over with two birdies.

Junior Kailin Downs (Bend, Ore.) jumped 12 spots to 24th (78-73-151) after improving her score by five strokes in the second round. Downs shot a 1-over 73 Tuesday after firing a 6-over 78 Monday.

Three Lobos as competing as individuals in the tournament: junior Christina Spence (T57th, 74-85-159); senior Kellyn Newman (T65th, 83-79-162); and sophomore Kelli Van Winkle (T77th, 86-82-168).

New Mexico will look to repeat as champions of the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown as the tournament concludes tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 12). Live results will be available at www.golfstat.com.

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