The Vandals women’s golf team is in Nevada this week competing in the Las Vegas
Usually for Las Vegas golfing, the worry would be about heat exhaustion and sun burns, but on the Vandals’ trip down to Sin City, they were faced with a different element. With wind speeds reaching up to 40 mph, the second round of play was cancelled that was supposed to take place on Monday. The weather even caused power outages in many neighborhoods around the Las Vegas area — according to a Monday report by the Las Vegas Sun — not the most ideal conditions to golf in.
At time of publication, the tournament was through one round, with play expected to resume on Tuesday.
The Vandals were in last place (17th) at the end of the first round, with a 19-over-par 307. Sitting in first place was the tournament host, UNLV with an even 288. Three of their five players are in the top ten through the first round.
Junior Leilanie Kim leads the way for the Vandals. She is currently tied for 52nd with a 4-over-par 76.
One shot behind Kim are sophomore Cassie Mckinley, sophomore Kristin Strankman, and Amy Hasenoehrl, all tied for 67th with a 5-over-par 77. Junior Kaitlyn Oster is tied for 80th with a 7-over-par 79 rounding out the Idaho top five. Sophomore Kassidy Long-Goheen is also competing for Idaho at a tie for 86th with a 9-over-par 81. There are 95 individuals competing in the tournament.
Play is expected to finish on Tuesday, where Mother Nature looks to give the golfers a little break, with temperatures expected to be in the 60s, wind speeds only reaching 6 mph and no chance of rain.