April 23, 2004
BEND, Ore. -
The UNLV Rebels maintained a one-stroke lead over four-time defending Mountain West Conference Champion New Mexico in Friday's second round of the 2004 MWC Women's Golf Championship.
UNLV has posted a 36-hole total of 580, 12-over par, while New Mexico pulled one stroke closer in Friday's round and sits just one stroke back of the Rebels at 13-over par 581.
In the individual race for the 2004 MWC Championship, Margaret Gibby of Brigham Young shot her second consecutive one-under par round of 70 and holds a two-stroke lead over Shannon Johnson and Katrina Leckovic, both of New Mexico. Gibby sits at two-under par 140. Johnson and Leckovic are both at even par 142.
The team race saw BYU and San Diego State both move ahead of Colorado State. BYU will tee off in Saturday's final round in third place, followed by SDSU in fourth and CSU in fifth. Wyoming remained in sixth place.
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 is being played on the Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort. Sunriver's Meadows Course measures 5,851 yards and plays to a par of 71.
The third round will tee off on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., Pacific time. Wyoming, Colorado State and San Diego State will be paired together in the first grouping of teams for Saturday's closing round. Brigham Young, New Mexico and UNLV will be matched in the second grouping of teams.