April 24, 2004
BEND, Ore. -
The UNLV women's golf team shot its best round of the week on Saturday to hold off four-time defending conference champion New Mexico for the 2004 Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championship. The Rebels shot an eight-under par 276 in the final round, while New Mexico shot a seven-under 277. UNLV held a one-stroke lead entering Saturday's final round, and increased that to a narrow two-stroke victory when the final scores were totalled. UNLV ended with a four-over par total of 856 for 54 holes. New Mexico finished second at six-over par 858.
The Wyoming Cowgirls fired their best round of the 2004 MWC Championship, posting a 35-over par 319 on Saturday, but the Cowgirls finished a distant sixth in the six-team field. Wyoming's final round 319 was 10 strokes better than any of their two previous rounds in this year's championship. UW ended with a three-round total of 978.
Sunny Oh of UNLV captued the MWC individual title by two strokes over Shannon Johnson and Katrina Leckovic, both of New Mexico. Oh was the only individual to finish under par at two-under 211. Johnson and Leckovic shot even par 213. Wyoming's top finisher was freshman Michelle Camaione, who placed 25th at 23-over par 236.
UNLV entered this week's conference championship ranked No. 20 in the nation in the most recent Golfweek NCAA Division I women's golf rankings. New Mexico was ranked No. 4 in the country in that same poll.
The 2004 MWC Women's Golf Championship was played on the Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort. Sunriver's Meadows Course measured 5,851 yards and played to a par of 71.
The 2004 MWC Championship concludes the season for the Wyoming Cowgirls.