Las Vegas, Nevada (October 28, 2010)–Annually, the UNLV Lady Rebel golfers host home tournaments at Boulder Creek Golf Club, a Las Vegas Golf Region facility which is made up of 27 holes that is located about 35 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Boulder Creek is a resort course and open to all golfers, but a couple times per year welcomes some of the best lady collegiate golfers to the greens and fairways. This week, Arkansas won the event followed by Kent State and defending champ Arizona. UNLV finished 10th. –Staff report.
UNLV’s Therese Koelbaek wrapped up one of the busiest stretches of her collegiate career with a sixth place tie at 3-under par. Koelbaek took third at the Dale McNamara Invitational in Tulsa on October 13 then flew to Argentina to compete in the World Amateur Team Championships for her home country of Denmark. The two-time All-American tied for 16th place in the four-day event and returned to the U.S. just one day before the start of the Showdown. Bethany Glassfordturned in best performance of the season with a 6-over par 222 total. Glassford shot a career-low 4-under par 68 on day two to move into the top 10 heading into the final round. Katerina Prorokovacarded the best round of her young collegiate career with a 2-over 74 today. Prorokova shot three straight rounds under 80 to finish at 12-over par and in a tie for 54th.
Boulder Creek Golf Club is a modern desert resort Las Vegas golf region course that was designed by Mark Rathert, who also recently completed a renovation of the historic Las Vegas Country Club. Three nines make up the options at Boulder Creek, and feature holes meandering through the Southwest desert accented by bunkers, water features, and other native beauty. The nines are Desert Hawk, Coyote Run, and Eldorado Valley. The sister course is the historic Boulder City Golf Course. You can click now to view the official website of Boulder Creek and Boulder City and reserve your online Las Vegas golf tee times, or view special Las Vegas golf deals available.
Heading into the tournament, the Rebels were ranked 36th while defending Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown champion Arizona entered the tournament as the highest ranked team in the field at No. 11, and one of 10 featured in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Also in the field was No. 15 Arkansas, No. 25 Kent State, No. 30 Oregon, No. 35 Louisville, No. 38 Washington, No. 40 San Diego State, No. 45 Minnesota, and No. 49 East Carolina. The Rebels will be off until late February when they pick up action in the first tournament of 2011 at the Bruin/Wave Invitational Feb. 28 through March 2 in Valencia, Calif. Emily Tubert of Arkansas earned medalist honors, closing the tournament at 11-under par. Tubert set the course record and tied the NCAA record for lowest round relative to par with a 9-under 63 on Monday. Martina Gavier (Kent State), Corinna Rees (Arkansas) and Kelli Shean (Arkansas) all tied for second at 6-under par.