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Arvidsson Takes Lead in Las Vegas

Elin Arvidsson has a one-shot lead after a 2-under par 70 in the first round.

Oct. 27, 2013

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LAS VEGAS -- Texas Tech junior Elin Arvidsson took a one-shot lead individually after firing 2-under par 70 to push Tech into fifth place after the first round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Stallion Mountain Golf Club.

Tech (4-over, 292) is just four strokes back of first-round leader UNLV (288) and only two strokes behind Minnesota and San Diego State (290) who are tied for second place.

Arvidsson had a near-perfect round with four birdies, two bogeys and 12 pars. She bounced back after bogeying the seventh and eighth holes on Sunday by making birdies on two of her final four holes, including the par-5, 18th to take the one-shot lead.

She was only the sixth player to birdie the par-4, 16th hole, which played as the second hardest hole in the first round at 4.52.

Arvidsson finds herself in the lead for the second time this fall after winning her first collegiate tournament on Oct. 1 at The Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin where Tech also picked up its first team victory this season.

Junior Stephanie Bertelsen is just two strokes behind Arvidsson in tie for ninth at even par while sophomore Kimmy Hill helped Tech's cause with a 2-over 74 in the first round. Senior Hannah Arnold fired a 4-over 76 while redshirt freshman Victoria Uresti carded a 5-over 77 on Sunday.

The Lady Raiders will continue the tournament on Monday when they tee off in the second round alongside Central Florida and Nebraska, beginning at 10:48 a.m. CT with Uresti. The tournament will finish on Tuesday.



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