UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Ban Earns MW Golfer Of The Week Honor

SHINTARO BAN EARNS MW MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK HONOR


UNLV senior earns third such career accolade

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UNLV men’s golf senior Shintaro Ban has been named the Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for competitions ending Feb. 18, the league announced Wednesday. This is Ban’s third career MW Golfer of the Month/Week accolade and his second of the season.
 
Ban led the Rebels in their spring season opener in Hawaii to a 2017-18 season-best tie for second place at the 20-team John Burns Intercollegiate last week. He tied for seventh individually out of 122 participants, marking his fourth top-10 finish of the season (in six events).
 
Ban opened the tournament with two rounds in the 60s. He shot an opening-round 7-under-par 65 to hold a two-shot lead after the first day, then carded a second-round score of 4-under 68 increasing his margin to a three-shot lead after 36 holes. Fighting an illness all week, he finished the tournament, which was played at the par 72, 6,991-yard Wailua Golf Course in Linhue, with a final-round 79.
 
His finished the event at 4-under 212, with a scoring average of 70.67 per round. In 54 holes, he tallied 15 birdies and an eagle.
 
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will be back in action on Sunday-Monday, Feb. 25-26 at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.

 

 

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Jonson Named MW Men’s Co-Golfer Of The Week

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JONSON NAMED MW MEN’S CO-GOLFER OF THE WEEK

Rebel junior recorded two top-six finishes in the last
week, including the best individual finish of his career

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UNLV junior Carl Jonson and San Diego State junior Xander Schauffele have been selected as the Mountain West Men’s Co-Golfers of the Week for tournaments played March 14-18. This is the first MW weekly accolade for Jonson and second for Schauffele.

Jonson, a Bainbridge Island, Wash., native, recorded two top-six finishes in the last week as he tied for sixth at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., and finished fourth at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. He was five shots off the lead in Tucson and just three back in Primm.

On March 14-16 at the NIT, he fired a 6-under-par 210 (71-69-70) on the par 72, 7,200-yard Omni Tucson National Course. His fourth-place finish in Primm marked the top individual finish of his career, eclipsing his previous best of seventh place. He tied for seventh at last year’s NCAA Regional and was seventh at the 2012 NIT.

At the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 17-18, he carded a 3-under 213 (71-67-75) on the par-72, 7,131-yard Desert Course.

His middle rounds in both tournaments were his finest as he shot 3-under 69 during the second round in Tucson and had a career-low 5-under 67 at the Jackrabbit Invitational.

Jonson helped UNLV to a tie for fourth as a team at the NIT and a run-away team title at the Jackrabbit Invitational, winning the event by 20 strokes. It was UNLV’s third win as a team on the year and second in its last three events.

With two top-10 finishes this week, he now has five for his career. His scoring average for the week was 70.5 per round. He turned in two rounds in the 60s and five of six under par.

Schauffele tied for sixth at the NIT.

The Rebels, who have moved up to No. 22 in the Golfstat national rankings, will be back in action March 28-30 at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 23 Rebels Finish Fourth In Tucson

UNLVNO. 23 UNLV MEN’S GOLF FINISHES FOURTH IN
TUCSON


Rebels shoot second-best team round on Sunday, Jonson ties
for sixth individually at National Invitational Tournament

2014 National Invitational Tournament Results

The No. 23 UNLV men’s golf team shot the second-best round (8-under-par 280) of the day on Sunday and finished in a tie for fourth place at the National Invitational Tournament, which was played at OMNI Tucson National (par 72, 7,200 yards).

California captured the team title at 33-under 831 after a final-round 6-under 282. The Bears finished 15 shots ahead of Oklahoma State and SMU, which both tied for second at 18-under. UNLV tied with San Diego State at 13-under and were followed in sixth place by New Mexico at 11-under.

Individually, California’s Joel Stalter shot 6-under 66 on Sunday to earn medalist honors by three shots at 11-under 205. Oklahoma State’s Wyndham Clark and SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau and Harry Higgs all tied for second at 8-under.

UNLV junior Carl Jonson led all Rebel players with a tie for sixth at 6-under 210 after a final-round 2-under 70. Sophomore AJ McInerney also finished in the top 10, tying for 10th at 4-under 212 after a final-round 5-under 67.

Other Rebels: sophomore Zane Thomas tied for 14th at 3-under 213 after a final-round 1-under 71, while junior Kirt Kitayama and freshman Taylor Montgomery both tied for 49th at 5-over 221. Kitayama shot even-par 72 on Sunday, while Montgomery was 4-over. Freshman Chris Tuulik, who competed as an individual, tied for 17th at 2-under 214 after a final-round 1-under 71.

The tournament featured 14 teams and 81 individuals. The Rebels will be back in action Monday-Tuesday of this week, March 17-18, at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. Live scoring will be available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com.

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Kitayama Named MW Men’s Co-Golfer Of The Week

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KITAYAMA NAMED MW MEN’S CO-GOLFER OF THE WEEK

Rebel junior tied for second at Collegiate Masters, leading UNLV to the win at toughest regular-season tournament in the country

UNLV junior Kurt Kitayama and New Mexico junior Gavin Green have been selected as the Mountain West Men’s Co-Golfers of the Week for tournaments played March 4-11. This is the second MW weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

Kitayama, a Chico, Calif., native, recorded the best finish of his career, tying for second (3-over 219) at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Maters in Las Vegas, which annually hosts the strongest field in college golf during the regular season.

Kitayama led the Rebels to the team title at the event, which featured seven of the top-10 ranked teams in the country. In addition, 11 of the 15 teams competing were ranked in the top 20 and all participants were among the nation’s top 50. The field also featured 20 of the top-30 ranked individuals. Golfweek named UNLV its National Team of the Week on Monday.

On a course that played extremely difficult, no individual finished at even par or better. The individual medalist finished at 1-over, while Kitayama was part of a six-way tie for second place, two shots back at 3-over par. He moved from a tie for eighth into second place on the final day with a 1-under 71 final-round score.

It was the third top-five finish of Kitayama’s career and sixth top-10.

Green also tied for second at the SHCM.

The No. 23 Rebels are in Tucson, Ariz., this weekend competing at the National Invitational Tournament.

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 23 Rebels To Play In Tucson This Weekend

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NO. 23 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO PLAY IN TUCSON THIS WEEKEND

National Invitational Tournament will be held Friday-Sunday, March 14-16

The No. 23 UNLV men’s golf team is in Tucson, Ariz., for the National Invitational Tournament, which will be played at Omni Tucson National Golf Club’s Catalina Course (par 72, 7,094 yards) on Friday-Sunday, March 14-16.

The 14-school, 54-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes played each day beginning at 8 a.m. MT. This year’s field is made up of Arizona, California, Marquette, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, San Diego, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming.

The Rebels’ lineup includes junior Kurt Kitayama, junior Carl Jonson, sophomore AJ McInerney, freshman Taylor Montgomery and sophomore Zane Thomas. Freshman Chris Tuulik will compete as an individual. UNLV finished ninth (out of 16 teams) at last year’s NIT at 5-over 869. New Mexico won the team title by one shot at 20-under, while individual medalist honors were captured by TCU’s Julien Brun by a stroke at 8-under. Kitayama was the Rebels’ top finisher as he tied for 22nd at even par.

UNLV is coming off its second victory of the season, a team win at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas on March 9. Golfweek named UNLV its National Team of the Week after the win at the prestigious tournament, which annually features one of the toughest fields in college golf. Last weekend’s event included seven of the top-10 ranked teams in the country. In addition, 11 of the 15 teams competing were ranked in the top 20 and all participants were among the nation’s top 50. The field also featured 20 of the top-30 ranked individuals.

The victory was UNLV’s second in three years at the event, fifth in the last seven and seventh in the last 10. Kitayama tied for second individually, while Jonson also finished in the top-10 in a tie for eighth.

Live scoring of the NIT will be available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com.

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels Named Golfweek’s National Team Of The Week

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UNLV NAMED GOLFWEEK’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

Rebels also move up to No. 24 in the country in publication’s rankings after winning Collegiate Masters, which included seven of nation’s top-10 ranked teams

The UNLV men’s golf team was named Golfweek’s National Team of the Week on Monday after its team title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which wrapped up Sunday in Las Vegas.

The prestigious tournament, which annually features one of the toughest fields in college golf, included seven of the top-10 ranked teams in the country (according to Golfweek). In addition, 11 of the 15 teams competing were ranked in the top 20 and all participants were among the nation’s top 50. The field also featured 20 of the top-30 ranked individuals.

UNLV held the lead at the end of each round throughout the tournament and the victory was the team’s second in the last three years at the event, fifth in the last seven years and seventh in the last 10.

UNLV finished with a 54-hole total of 22-over 886, two shots ahead of Stanford and Oklahoma State. It was the Rebels’ second win of the season as it also captured the title at the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach in September. The Rebels have finished in the top five in three of their six events this year.

In addition to being named the national team of the week, UNLV moved into the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings Top 25, going from 33rd to No. 24 on Monday.

The Rebels will be back in action at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., this Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16.

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels Are Collegiate Masters Champions

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REBELS ARE COLLEGIATE MASTERS CHAMPIONS

UNLV men’s golf wins college golf’s best regular-season event for seventh time in 10 years with two shot victory over Stanford and Oklahoma State


2014 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Results

The UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 6-over-par 294 on Sunday and won the team title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which was played at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,510 yards).

The prestigious tournament, which annually features one of the toughest fields in college golf, included seven of the top-10 ranked teams in the country according to Golfweek. In addition, 11 of the 15 teams competing were ranked in the top 20. All participants this year were ranked in the nation’s top 50 and the field featured 20 of the top-30 ranked individuals.

UNLV had the lead at the end of each round throughout the tournament and the win was the team’s second in the last three years at the Collegiate Masters, fifth in the last seven years and seventh in the last 10.

“We were looking to show a lot of effort and toughness today,” UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. “It wasn’t an easy day at all. The weather was beautiful, but the course played very tough. We really hung in there, especially at the end and made some big shots. Every single player in our lineup was playing hard even though we had some guys unable to compete.

“Wow, just a big wow. To come away with a win knowing what we were facing this week with the quality of the field and how tough the course plays, I am very proud of the guys. With AJ (McInerney) and Nicholas (Maruri) being out, the effort was very special because some guys really had to step up. That isn’t easy to do when you are going against the nation’s best. It’s not often that something like that comes to fruition, but this time it did and it was very special.”

UNLV finished with a 54-hole total of 22-over 886, while Stanford and Oklahoma State both finished two shots back at 24-over 888. Stanford also shot 6-over on Sunday, while Oklahoma State turned in a 1-under 287. Alabama and UCLA rounded out the top five as they both tied for fourth at 33-over.

Individually, Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers successfully defended his individual title at the tournament and won this year’s event by two shots at 1-over 217. He shot a final-round 2-over 74. There was a six-way tie for second place that included UNLV junior Kurt Kitayama at 3-over 219. Kitayama was 1-under 71 during the final round. UNLV junior Carl Jonson also finished in the top 10 as he carded a 4-over 220 for the tournament, which put him in a tie for eighth. He shot even-par 72 during the final round.

Other Rebel scores: freshman Taylor Montgomery tied for 17th at 7-over 223 after a final-round 3-over 75, sophomore Zane Thomas finished 33rd at 11-over 227 after a final-round 7-over 79 and freshman Redford Bobbitt tied for 72nd at 244-over 240 after a final-round 4-over 76. There were a total of 81 individuals competing.

Rebels playing as individuals: freshman Chris Tuulik tied for 62nd at 19-over 235 after a final-round 3-over 75, freshman Kenden Slattery finished 76th at 26-over 242 after a final-round 6-over 78, freshman James Feutz finished 77th at 27-over 243 after a final-round 5-over 77. McInernery, a sophomore who withdrew during the first round because of back issues, shot a final-round 3-over par 75 after shooting 78 during the second round.

This was UNLV’s second win of the season as it also captured the title at the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach in September. The Rebels have now finished in the top five in three of their six events this year.

UNLV will be back in action at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16.

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