Prichard In First Place After the Second Round of the Mountain West Championship

Nikki Prichard is in first place heading into the final round. Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos.

April 26, 2013

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Sophomore Nikki Prichard is in first place after the second round of the Mountain West Championship.

Prichard continued her hot streak on Friday shooting an even-par 72 in the second round, and leads the individual tournament with a four-over 148. Prichard has a one-stroke lead over UNLV’s Mayko Chwen Wang heading into the final round.

Freshman Carly Simpson shot an eight-over 80 in the second round and is tied for 20th with a 14-over 158. Senior Louise Yi shot a nine-over 81 in the second round and is tied for 25th with a 16-over 160.

Freshman Caryn Khoo is 27th heading into the final round while sophomore Bethany Wurster is tied for 31st.

“Nikki is playing great,” head coach Chad Spencer said. “We had horrible weather yesterday, so for her to be able to keep her score low yesterday and then come out today and consistently hit the greens like she has is impressive.  As a team we are in a good position to have a great final round, and make a run at the Top-3.”

As a team Nevada shot a 21-over 309 and is in fifth place with a 49-over 625. Nevada is one stroke behind San Diego State.

UNLV is leading the tournament with a 28-over 604.

The final 18-hole round will be played on Saturday.



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