UNLV Golfer Natasha Krishna Wins Major Australian Tournament

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Image July 31, 2008–Natasha Krishna, a junior for the nationally-ranked UNLV Rebel Women's golf team, won the South Australian Stroke Play Championship, becoming the first player from New Zealand to capture the title. The event was played at Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia, and Krishna survived a playoff to win. Krishna shot a final-round two-under 72 to come from behind and force a playoff with Ashlee Dewhurst, and Krishna took the championship on the third playoff hole. Krishna was in contention throughout the event, as she shot a second-round four-under 70 and followed that with a solid score of 75 (+1) in the third round. "It was windy and cold and not nice to be out there," Krishna said. "I was three under with four holes to play but dropped a shot at the 15th. I came here to trial for the New Zealand team. I want to be on the world championship team so bad and winning this tournament is a bonus." 

Her win puts her in a great position to be a member of the New Zealand team at the world amateur team championship, to be held at Grange Golf Club later this year in October. Krishna is a two-time All-Mountain West Conference performer for the Rebels and she won the 2006 Aloha Collegiate tournament as a freshman. 

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