March 13, 2007
(Boulder Creek, NV) - USF women's golf shot its lowest round of the spring with a 290 and are in seventh place at 588 (298, 290) with 18 holes remaining at the 2007 UNLV Spring Invitational at the Boulder Creek Golf Club. The Dons are three strokes from cracking the top-five in a highly competitive regional field on the par-72 course playing at 6,199 yards.
BYU retains the overall lead at a remarkable 13-under 563 (280, 283), followed by Indiana at minus-6 570 (285, 285) and Idaho at 3-under 573 (292, 281). New Mexico is fourth at two-under 574 (284, 290) while UNLV (299, 286) and New Mexico State (291, 294) share fifth place at 585, three shots in front of USF.
Freshman Natasha Podmore enjoyed a strong round for the Dons, firing a four-under 68 to establish a new career-low. Podmore was even through nine holes and then went on a birdie binge with five after the turn. Senior Kristin Nichols also enjoyed a good day posting her lowest score of the spring with a one-under 71, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 No. 16.
"We played better today, but we can and need to do better," USF head coach Josh Cupp said. "Natasha played very well today and put a lot of circles on her scorecard, which was nice to see. Hopefully we can make another push tomorrow."
Final round action of the UNLV Spring Invitational kicks off Wednesday as the Dons tee off at 7:30 AM. Live scoring is available on USFDons.com.