TCU captures 2011 MWC title
Horned Frogs overcome three shot deficit to win crown
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- No. 34 TCU captured the 2011 Mountain West Women's Golf Championship at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. with a 54-hole total of 1-over-par 865. The Horned Frogs entered the final round of action down three strokes behind No. 48 UNLV, but secured the championship with under-par performances by juniors Rachel Raastad (3-under 69), senior Prisela Campbell (1-under 71) and freshman Sanna Nuutinen (1-under 71). This year's championship marks TCU's first Conference crown since 2007 and its second overall since joining the Mountain West in 2005. No. 48 UNLV fired a third-round score of 4-over-par 292 to finish in second place (6-over 870), while BYU rounded out the top three teams with a 54-hole total of 18-over 882.
New Mexico, who entered the tournament having won the previous three Mountain West championships, came in fourth overall with a 20-over 884, and 43rd-ranked San Diego State following in fifth with a 23-over 887. Colorado State finished the tournament in sixth place with a 25-over 889, while Wyoming tallied a 54-hole total of 46-over 910 on the par 72, 6,408-yard Red/Heritage Course at Wigwam Resort.
UNLV senior Therese Koelbaek earned her first individual MWC championship with a 7-under 209, tying the league record for largest winning margin with a four-shot victory. Koelbaek made 10 total birdies and one eagle over the course of the championship. Colorado State's Betsy Kelly and BYU's Kelsey Vines each shot a 3-under 213 to tie for second place.
The TCU tandem of Campbell and Raastad also recorded 10 birdies apiece over the 54-hole tournament, while Kelly collected the most par holes with 44.
Complete results and hole-by-hole scoring is available at www.TheMWC.com and www.Golfstat.com.