Monday's Round Cancelled: The second 18 holes of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown were cancelled Monday due to high winds.
New Mexico Lobos Women’s Golf – at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
When/Where: Sunday thru Tuesday -- Stallion Mountain Golf Club – Las Vegas, Nev.
Lobo Scores: Manon De Roey, 73; Sammi Stevens, 75; Sofia Hoglund, 76; Katerina Jaeger, 77; Manon Molle’, 79. Dea Mahendra (individual), 76.
Top Five Teams: 1- UNLV 288. 2- San Diego State 290. 2- Minnesota 290. 4- UCF 291. 5- Texas Tech 292. 16- New Mexico 301.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The New Mexico Lobos are 13 shots off the pace set by the UNLV Rebels, who took advantage of their home grass advantage Sunday in the 17-team Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and hold a two-shot lead over Minnesota and San Diego State.
The Lobos’ top card of the day was turned in by senior Manon De Roey, who scored a 1-over par 73 and to fall three shots off the first-round pace set by Texas Tech’s Elin Arvidsson.
The Rebels were paced again by Dana Finkelstein, the 2012 Mountain West Player of The Year, who carded a 71. The Rebels got three other solid scores to form their four-player team total of 288. Demi Mark and Mayko Chwen Wang carded 72s and Avery French had a 73.
The top round of the first 18 holes over the Stallion Mountain Golf Club was a 2-under 70 turned in by Tech’s Arvidsson, who holds a one-shot lead over seven golfers, including Finkelstein and San Diego State freshman Sirene Blair.
The team and individual race is still wide open with only 18 holes behind the golfers. There are 29 golfers no more than three shots off Arvidsson's pace (70) including New Mexico’s De Roey and 10 other Mountain West golfers.
UNM’s Sammi Stevens was heading toward a spot in that pack but had bogeys on her final two holes on Sunday to card a 3-over 75. De Roey had an up-and-down round with three birdies and four bogeys. She bogeyed three of her final six holes to fall off the pace set by Arvidsson.
UNM’s four-player total was completed by Sofia Hoglund’s 76 and freshman Katerina Jaeger’s 77.
Both the Lobos and Stevens need to go low on Monday to get back in the chase. Arvidsson had four birdies and two bogeys to form her 2-under 70. She birdied two of her final four holes to help her grab the first-round lead.
Finkelstein started off hot on the Stallion’s links and was 3-under after nine holes. She bogeyed two of her final four holes to get her 71. SDSU’s Blair was one of the more steady players over the first 18 holes as she had two birdies and one par in carding her 71. Blair had a par on her first 10 holes before bogeying the 497-yard No. 2 hole.
The teams will tee off around 8:30 a.m. (MT) on Monday. There is a shotgun start scheduled for Tuesday.