RANCHO MIRAGE, CA (April 20, 2016)--With an even-par final round score UNLV (877) has won the 2016 MWC Women's Championship. The Rebels were led at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club by Individual champion Alexandra Kaui (-4).
UNLV captured the title leading wire-to-wire and winning by nine-strokes over second place San Diego State (886). Fresno State (897) was in third.
Kaui paced the UNLV attack all week long on her way to capturing the Individual conference title by five shots. Kaui shot scores of 72-71-69. The final day 3-under tally was an emphatic close to the tournament for the Las Vegas native.
Kaui opened her final round on the first hole and rifled out of the gates quickly with a birdie on No. 2. It was the first of four birdies during her final 18-holes. Kaui finished strong with a birdie on the 17th while bogeying only once in the final round. Colorado State freshman Katrina Prendergast (+1) finished second.
UNLV also received a fourth place finish from sophomore Mackenzie Raim (+3) and a T7 from Harley Dubsky (+7).
ROUND TWO RECAP
UNLV (589) leads by nine shots two-thirds of the way through the Women's Mountain West Conference tournament. Fresno State (598) will begin the final round at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in second place with San Diego State (600) in third.
UNLV has been led by tournament leader, junior Alexandra Kaui (-1) in each of the first two rounds. A transfer from Oklahoma, Kaui has put together rounds of 71-72 and leads by one. Kaui began Tuesday's final hole tied for the lead but birdied the par-5 18th to move ahead after 36-holes. The birdie on 18 was Kaui's fourth of the day to go along with three bogeys.
Three other Rebel players are amongst the top-10. Sophomore Mackenzie Raim (+4) is tied for fifth, tied for seventh is 2015 MWC Freshman of the Year Harley Dubsky (+5) and freshman Elizabeth Prior (+6) is in a ninth position tie.
Immediately behind Kaui in second place is Colorado State freshman Katrina Prendergast (E). Thus far Prendergast, a conference player of the week winner in March, has shot 71-73. During her second round 1-over 73, Prendergast had four birdies and five bogeys.
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