Boulder Creek Golf Club Hosts UNLV Spring Invitational

There Keolbaek is pacing the Rebels

Image March 9, 2009 (UPDATED MARCH 11)Boulder Creek Golf Club is a Las Vegas golf region golf course that is located in Boulder City, about 35 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The course is the home of 27 Las Vegas golf holes, and has a history of hosting big events, and this week the course is the spot for the UNLV Spring Invitational, hosted by the 33rd-ranked UNLV Women's golf team. Other teams playing Boulder Creek are 10th-ranked Georgia, 23rd-ranked Kent State, and co[defending champions BYU and Washington State. UNLV Leads the event entering the final round. LIVE SCORING/RESULTS.

UNLV, coached by Missy Ringler, has two teams in the tournament. UNLV's top team is a lineup that consists of Therese Koelbaek (pictured), Alejandra Guacaneme, Natasha Krishna, Bethany Glassford and Kristen Schelling, while Nicole McGirr, Melissa Mabanta, Kasi Lee, Victoria Oros and Stephanie Whatley make up the second five. The tournament concludes Wednesday, March 11. “We went out, executed and did what we had to do,” said UNLV head coach Missy Ringler. “I told them it was moving day … and they responded. Natasha and Therese had great comeback rounds and Alejandra posted another solid round. We have put ourselves in great position to win.”UNLV leads Texas Tech by two strokes and the university of Georgia by nine strokes enterting the final round. The Rebels shot a five-under par 283 in round two, with three players turning in rounds below par, for a two-round score of 595 (+19) heading into the final round. Guacaneme posted a one-under 71 following an opening-round 75 (+3), and Krishna fired a blistering three-under 69 to make a big move on the middle day of the tournament. Both are in a tie for second following a three-way tie for the lead. Krishna rolled in three birdies, eagled the par-5 13th hole, and had just two bogies on her round. Koelbaek also shot a three-under 69 during her second round, which featured six birdies and three bogies, which moved her from a tie for 39th to nearly inside the top 10, as she is tied for 13th heading into the final round.

Koelbaek was named a Golfworld Mid-season All-American and leads the Rebels. "She is such a special student-athlete," Ringler has said about Koelbaek, a sophomore who earned honorable mention All-America honors for the last season. "We are so very proud to have her as part of our Rebel family." Koelbaek, a native of Holte, Denmark, had a strong rookie year for the Rebels as she was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, won two tournaments and led the league with a 73.38 scoring average.

Image Boulder Creek Golf Club is a public, resort golf courses owned and operated by the municipality of Boulder City. Both Las Vegas-area residents and visiting Las Vegas golf are welcome at the course, where good values about. Click now to view the official information for Boulder Creek Golf Club and/or to reserve your official Las Vegas golf tee times at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Other events at Boulder Creek include mini-tour pro tournaments, big events on the Southern Nevada Golf Association, and an American Junior Golf Association event.

The last time a tournament was played on the Boulder Creek Course, several NCAA records were broken at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown last fall, the second event of the schedule hosted by UNLV. Pepperdine ran away with the team title, setting the NCAA record with a team score of 41-under 823 that featured four players finish the tournament at six-below par or better. Leading the way for the Waves was Lisa McCloskey, who set the NCAA individual record with a 17-under 199, as she turned in rounds of 67 (-5), 65 (-7) and 65 (-5).

 

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