Huskies Finish Fifth At Las Vegas Showdown

Oct. 29, 2008

BOULDER CREEK, Nevada -- The Huskies finished the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in fifth place (852) on Wednesday at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, earning their second top-5 finish in three tournaments this spring.

'It was good to come out here in conditions like these and show that we can put up those kinds of scores,' said UW coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'We kind of wish we could play another tournament or two though. You always want to end on a high note, but you also want to keep it rolling.'

The Dawgs, who finished 12-under with a 286-281-285-852, ended their fall season and won't play again until Feb. 23, but it was the UW's best three-round output thus far, which was largely due to sophomore Anya Alvarez, who finished in fourth place with a score of 68-66-69-203.

'To have three rounds in the 60s was really impressive for anybody,' Mulflur said. 'Most of the girls hit the ball well this week, but she just happened to outscore them.'

Mulflur said conditions were ideal for low scores all week, as there was hardly any wind and the temperature remained in the low 80s. Other notable Husky finishes came from Molly Aronsson and Christina Yoon who tied for 31st place by playing even golf (216) over three days.

The tournament medalist was Pepperdine's Lisa McClosky, who shot 17-under (67-65-67) without recording a bogey over three days. The team winner was Pepperdine at 21-under (280-270-273-823).

Alvarez shot a collegiate career low 66 in the second round to put herself within striking distance of the leader, and at one point during the final day, was just two strokes behind.

Team Standings
1. Pepperdine 280-270-273-823
2. Oklahoma State 282-285-268-835
3. Louisville 280-282-279-841
4. UNLV 282-289-274-845
5. Washington 286-281-285-852
6. Texas 288-289-281-858
7. TCU 290-293-286-8597. Texas Tech 283-289-287-859
7. Long Beach State 285-287-287-859
10. Indiana 292-291-277-860
11. Colorado State 298-289-282-869
11. UC Davis 293-292-284-869
13. Idaho 288-291-292-871
14. Missouri 290-291-291-872
15. BYU 294-296-294-884
16. Minnesota 289-304-292-885
17. Iowa State 312-289-294-895
18. UNLV 307-314-307-928

Husky Finishes
4. Anya Alvarez 68-66-69-203
31. Molly Aronsson 73-70-73-216
31. Christina Yoon 73-73-70-216
35. Karinn Dickinson 72-72-73-217
86. Molly Boyle 76-76-81-233

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