One Round Down in Nevada

BOULDER CITY, Nev. The Kansas State women’s golf team finished up the first day of action in the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational in 23-over par fashion to sit in 16th with two days to go. The Wildcats carded a 311 on the par 72, 6,204-yard Boulder Creek Golf Course and will look to make a move up the leader board on Tuesday.

 

“Everybody got off to a rocky start, but they held together,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We’re capable of playing much better, but I was very proud of the effort they showed today. We’ll just have to go get them tomorrow.”

 

Tournament host UNLV currently owns the low score of 4-under par 284, just one shot better than Washington State. While her team currently sits in a tie for 10th place, Idaho’s Kelly Nakashima is individually leading the tournament after firing a 4-under par 68 in her first round.

 

The three teams ranked in Golfstat’s Top 50, BYU, Washington and Indiana, all failed to crack the top five after 18 holes. BYU and Washington are tied for sixth at 293, while Indiana is a pair of strokes behind at 295.

 

K-State’s Michelle Regan was the team’s best finisher at 4-over par 76, putting her in a tie for 46th. Her round was over a full stroke below her season average of 77.18. Both Abbi Sunner and Kali Quick sit just two strokes back of Regan at 6-over par 78 and in 65th place.

 

Elise Houtz, playing in her first tournament this spring, shot a 7-over par 79 to land in a tie for 73rd. The opening round was tied for her lowest of the season and more than five strokes lower than her 84.13 season average. Hailey Mireles shot an 8-over 80 to tie for 76th after the first round.

 

Mireles will tee off Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. (PT), followed by Houtz, Sunner, Quick and Regan in eight-minute intervals. They will all be playing the back nine holes first. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

 

 

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UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational

Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder Creek Golf Course

Par 72, 6,204 yards

Team Scores: 1. UNLV, 284 (-4); 2. Washington State, 285 (-3); 3. San Francisco, 291, (+3); T4. Oregon, 292 (+4); T4. Texas Tech, 292 (+4); T6. Brigham Young, 293 (+5); T6. Washington, 293 (+5); 8. Indiana, 295 (+7); 9. UC Davis, 296 (+8); T10. Campbell, 297 (+9); T10. Idaho, 297 (+9); 12. Sacramento State, 299 (+11); 13. Fresno State, 301 (+13); 14. Colorado State, 304 (+16); 15. New Mexico State, 305 (+17); 16. Kansas State, 311 (+23); 17. Long Beach State, 321 (+33); 18. Eastern Washington, 322 (+34)

 

K-State Individuals: T46. Michelle Regan, 76 (+4); T65. Abbi Sunner, 78 (+6); T65. Kali Quick, 78 (+6); T73. Elise Houtz, 79 (+7); T76. Hailey Mireles, 80 (+8)