Event: Las Vegas Intercollegiate Showdown
Host: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Where: Boulder Creek Golf Club – Boulder City, Nev.
When: Today, tomorrow and Wednesday; all day
Who to watch: Sophomore Alice Kim is rolling. The Walnut, Calif. native has been UC Davis‘ top finisher in each of its fall tournaments.
Kim’s best showing came at the Heather Farr Memorial Invitational (Sept. 29 to 30). She carded school-record 67 in the second round before closing things out with a 68 to earn second-place honors.
She has four top-12 finishes in as many chances this fall.
Did you know? The Aggies are about to go on a hiatus of sorts.
Upon conclusion of their three-day stay in Nevada, the team will enter its off-season winter program before resuming play on Feb. 2 at the San Diego State Invitational.
The invitational will be UC Davis‘ first tournament in California for the 2008-2009 campaign. It competed in New Mexico and Colorado twice before heading to Nevada.
Preview: UC Davis will look to its balanced attack in hopes of leaving the Las Vegas Intercollegiate Showdown with success.
Kim, senior Bryana Gregory and sophomore Chelsea Stelzmiller all finished in the top 15 in the team’s last tournament, leading UC Davis to a sixth-place finish in a 17-team field at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. on Oct. 15.
They finished seventh, 12th and 15th, respectively.
The Aggies hope to bring the same balance to Boulder City, Nev. starting today.
The tournament’s 18-team field features seven teams ranked in the top 50, including three top-20 teams: No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Louisville and No. 18 Pepperdine. Host UNLV comes in at No. 48.
The Aggies could be looking at a top-50 ranking of their own with a solid showing, as they enter at No. 56.