Leah John earns first career win, Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at The Show

Leah John made some big pars to close out the third round and hold on to earn her first-career win at The Show at Spanish Trail. The Nevada women's golf team finished second with a score of nine over

Nevada Women's Golf team at The Show

Leah John earns first career win, Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at The Show

Leah John made some big pars to close out the third round and hold on to earn her first-career win at The Show at Spanish Trail. The Nevada women's golf team finished second with a score of nine over

Nevada Women's Golf team at The Show

Leah John made some big pars to close out the third round and hold on to earn her first-career win at The Show at Spanish Trail Tuesday. The Nevada women's golf team finished second with a score of nine over.

The Pack (+9) climbed past two nationally-ranked top-50 teams to finish second behind No. 44 UNLV (-4) with scores of 285, 279, and 309 at The Show at Spanish Trail. It marked the second straight runner-up finish for Nevada. Augusta finished third (+17), No. 43 Furman finished fourth (+24), and No. 42 Washington (+25) finished fifth to round out the top five.

Leah John (-4) paced the field and recorded three straight pars on holes 16, 17, and 18 to round out a 77 for her final round and hold on to win her first-career tournament at The Show at Spanish Trail hosted by UNLV. John bested Kendall Todd (UNLV) by two strokes (-2) and Nicole Lorup (UNLV) by three strokes (-1) to earn the individual victory.

The junior from Vancouver, B.C., Canada posted back-to-back career-bests with rounds of 69 and 66 during yesterday's opening 36 holes. John did just enough to hold on to the win after posting a five-over 77 today to finish with the lowest score of the tournament (212), which was also tied for the third-lowest 54-hole tournament score in program history (Angie Yoon, 1998-99, 212 & Celyn Khoo, 2015-16, 212).

Anitra Khoth shot 77 during the final round to close the day five-over after moving through the first two rounds at even-par. Khoth finished tied for 13th and capped the day with a nice birdie on 18. Victoria Gailey shot 76 during the closing 18 holes to finish eight over and tied for 28th. Kaitlin Fleiner ran into some trouble on the back-nine of today's final round with a triple bogey on 13, a double bogey on 16, and a bogey on 17 to finish 10 over (83) and tied for 35th. Danni Ujimori posted one birdie on 17 but a triple bogey on 14 and a double bogey on one dropped her score to seven over with a 79 for the final round.

The Pack is back in action on Monday, Feb. 28-Mar. 1 in the Gunrock Invitational hosted by UC Davis at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif.

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