UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Former Rebel Golfer AJ McInerney Hired As Assistant Coach

FORMER REBEL GOLFER AJ MCINERNEY HIRED AS UNLV MEN’S GOLF ASSISTANT COACH

Former Rebel golfer and UNLV graduate AJ McInerney has been hired as an assistant coach for the men’s golf program, head coach Dwaine Knight announced Monday.

McInerney spent four years as a student-athlete at UNLV, playing under Coach Knight and graduated in 2016 with a degree in finance. He was a team captain and helped the Rebels to an Elite Eight appearance at the 2013 NCAA Championship.

“We are thrilled about AJ becoming an assistant coach,” Knight said. “He was outstanding academically as a student-athlete, earning All-America Scholar honors, and was a terrific player both in college and professionally. Since he has been with us on staff, we have realized immediate success in recruiting and we look forward to that continuing throughout his career. The future of Rebel golf is exciting and he will help us compete for championships at the highest level, while graduating our student-athletes.”

McInerney returned to the university after spending three years playing professionally. He held a Web.com Tour card from 2017-19 and his professional career was highlighted by a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

McInerney’s name appears throughout the UNLV record books as he finished his collegiate career with a scoring average of 73.62 over 113 competitive rounds. He earned medalist honors at the 2016 LMU Invitational on his way to being recognized as a 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. Additionally, he was awarded the 2016 Michael Maze Award, which is presented annually to the UNLV golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.

A native of Henderson, Nevada, McInerney won the Nevada state championship three times with Coronado High School and two times as an individual, setting the Nevada state scoring record his senior year in 2012.

McInerney, 26, won four times on the AJGA tour and was an AJGA Rolex First Team All-American. He was a two-time Cannon/Wyndham Cup team member and won the Ping Invitational in 2011.

He replaced Philip Rowe, who was UNLV’s men’s golf assistant then associate head coach from 2014-20. Rowe left the Rebel program to become head coach at Cal Poly.

 

UNLV MEN’S GOLF 15TH AFTER FIRST DAY OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE

UNLV MEN’S GOLF 15TH AFTER FIRST DAY OF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE


Junior Jack Trent leads Rebel individuals in tie for 40th at tournament that includes each of the top-five ranked teams in the country

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The UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 31-over-par 319 on Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, which is being played at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,374 yards).

 

The public is encouraged to attend the tournament and admission is free for this prestigious event that annually lures the country’s best college golf teams and each year ranks at or near the top of the collegiate golf schedule in terms of strength of field. This year’s event includes each of the nation’s top-five ranked teams and nine of the top 25.

 

Southern California is the only team under par after round one as the Trojans lead the 15-team event at 1-under 287. No. 4 Texas is second at 4-over, followed by UCLA in third at 5-over. No. 22 Florida and No. 7 Texas Tech are both tied for fourth at 7-over. The Rebels are in 15th place.

 

Individually, Georgia’s Davis Thompson and Southern California’s Yuxin Lin are tied for first at 5-under 67. UCLA’s Devon Bling is second at 4-under, while there is a six-way tie for fourth at 1-under.

 

UNLV was led by the event’s defending champion junior Jack Trent, freshman Falko Hanisch and freshman Jack Kozlowski (ind.), who are all tied for 40th at 5-over 77.

 

There are a total of 84 individuals competing.

 

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The tournament’s second round will begin Monday at 9 a.m.

 

LIVE SCORING: Scores from the SHC may be tracked off a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

 

REBEL NOTES:

  • UNLVlost Mountain West Golferof the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He competed at the prestigious Walker Cup in September, becoming just the third Rebel in program history to be invited.
  • The Rebels have welcomed four new players to this year’s roster.
  • Last year’s team appeared in a NCAA-record 31st straight regional and advanced to the national finals where it finished in the top 20.
  • Trent and sophomore David Rauch are UNLV’s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent is on the 2020 Ben Hogan Award Watch List.
  • Senior Justin Kim, who turned in UNLV’s best individual finish at the NCAA Finals last season, was also named an All-America Scholar.
  • This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 33rd season leading the Rebel program.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels To Compete In Hawaii This Week

UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO COMPETE IN HAWAII THIS WEEK

 

John A. Burns Intercollegiate scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22 at Wailua Golf Course in Lihu’e, Kaua’i

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The UNLV men’s golf team will continue its spring season this week in Hawaii as it competes at the 44th Annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72, 6,991 yards) in Lihu’e, Kaua’i.

 

THE FIELD: The tournament features 21 teams: No. 7 Arizona, No. 16 BYU, California, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Illinois, Long Beach State, New Mexico, No. 14 North Carolina, Northern Colorado, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, No. 11 Texas A&M, UC Irvine, UNC Wilmington, UNLV, Utah, UTEP, Virginia and Washington State.

 

THE FORMAT: The three-day, 54-hole stroke-play event will consist of three rounds with 18 holes each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Teams will play five players with the low four scores each day counted for the team total.

 

TEE TIMES: The tournament will have a shotgun start each day at 8 a.m. HT/10 a.m. PT. UNLV is paired with Arizona, Illinois and Northern Colorado on the first day.

 

THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be junior Jack Trent, freshman George Leigh, senior Justin Kim, sophomore David Rauch and freshman Falko Hanisch. Freshman Jack Kozlowski will compete as an individual.

 

LAST TIME OUT: UNLV is coming of a ninth place finish at its spring season opener, the Sea Best Intercollegiate, which was held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Trent was UNLV’s top individual as he tied for 25th.

 

LAST YEAR’S JBI: Arizona State won last year’s event by three shots at 24-under. UNLV finished 11 shots back in fifth place at 13-under. BYU’s Peter Kuest was the individual medalist by a shot at 10-under. Rauch recorded the Rebels’ top individual finish as he tied for ninth at 6-under.

 

LIVE SCORING: Available courtesy of Golfstat with a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

 

NOTABLE:

  • UNLV lost Mountain West Golfer of the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He competed at the prestigious Walker Cup in September, becoming just the third Rebel in program history to be invited.
  • The Rebels have welcomed four new players to this year’s roster.
  • Last year’s team appeared in a NCAA-record 31st straight regional and advanced to the national finals where it finished in the top 20.
  • Trent and Rauch are UNLV’s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent, who is on the 2020 Ben Hogan Award Watch List, competed at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas in October thanks to an amateur exemption with his win at the Southern Highlands Collegiate. He made the cut and finished tied for 29th.
  • Kim, who turned in UNLV’s best individual finish at the NCAA Finals last season, was also named an All-America Scholar.
  • This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 33rd season leading the Rebel program.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels Tied For 10th After First Day At Spring Season Opener

REBELS TIED FOR 10TH AFTER FIRST DAY AT SPRING SEASON OPENER

 

Sophomore David Rauch led UNLV men’s golf on Monday at Sea Best Invitational in Florida

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The UNLV men’s golf team shot a first-round 11-over-par 291 and 9-over 289 during the second round on Monday at the Sea Best Invitational, which is being played at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course – 6,790 yards, par 70).

 

No. 12 Texas A&M is the team leader at 7-under (281-272), followed by Florida at 6-under. No. 13 North Carolina is third at even par, Liberty is fourth at 2-over and Campbell rounds out the top five at 6-over. The Rebels are tied for 10th at 20-over.

 

Individually, Texas A&M’s William Paysse holds a one-shot lead at 6-under (71-63). USC Upstate’s Reid Bedell is second at 5-under and there is a three-way tie for third at 3-under.

 

UNLV sophomore David Rauch was the Rebels’ top individual performer as he is tied for 37th at 4-over.

 

There are 14 teams and 84 individuals competing. The final round will begin on Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.

 

LIVE SCORING: Live scoring of the tournament is available at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat, or by clicking here.

 

NOTABLE:

  • Junior Jack Trent has recorded one career individual victory (2019 Southern Highlands Collegiate).
  • UNLV lost Mountain West Golfer of the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He competed at the prestigious Walker Cup in September, becoming just the third Rebel in program history to be invited.
  • The Rebels have welcomed four new players to this year’s roster.
  • Last year’s team appeared in a NCAA-record 31st straight regional and advanced to the national finals where it finished in the top 20.
  • Trent and Rauch are UNLV’s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent competed at the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas in October thanks to an amateur exemption with his win at the SHC. He made the cut and finished tied for 29th.
  • Senior Justin Kim, who turned in UNLV’s best individual finish at the NCAA Finals last season, was also named an All-America Scholar.
  • This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 33rd season leading the Rebel program.

 

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 24 Rebels Finish 10th At Sea Best Invitational

 

NO. 24 REBELS FINISH 10TH AT SEA BEST INVITATIONAL
 
Senior Harry Hall records top-15 individual finish at spring season opener in Florida
 
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The No. 24 UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 2-over-par 282 on Tuesday at the Sea Best Invitational, which was played at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course – 6,858 yards, par 70).
 
UNLV’s round was tied for the third-lowest on the final day. 
 
Florida State captured the team title by three shots at even-par 840 after a final-round-low 9-under 271. No. 23 North Florida finished second at 3-over, followed by Florida t 8-over, Liberty at 11-over and NC State rounded out the top five at 14-over. UNLV finished the event in 10th place at 30-over 870.
Individually, there was a three-way tie for medalist honors at 4-under 206. Florida State’s John Pak shot 4-under 66 during the final round, while Florida’s Gordon Neale was 2-under and Jacksonville’s Eduardo Carrete hwas 3-over. There was a three-way tie for fourth at 2-under.
REBEL OF THE DAY: Senior Harry Hall was UNLV’s top finisher as he placed in a tie for 15th at 3-over 213. He shot a final-round even-par 70 with three birdies and three bogeys.
COMPLETE REBEL SCORES:
• T15th – Harry Hall, senior (68-75-80=213, +3)
T31st – David Rauch, freshman (72-74-71=217, +7)
T40th – Justin Kim, junior (74-75-70=219, +9)
T50th – Jack Trent, sophomore (75-75-71=221, +11)
• 74th – Marco Trstenjak, freshman (75-81-75=231, +21) – playing as individual
T77th – Justin Chong, junior (77-77-80=234, +24)
TOP FIVE TEAMS:

1. Florida State (287-282-271=840, E)
2. North Florida (282-279-282=843, +3)
3. Florida (278-281-289=848, +8)
4. Liberty (279-289-283=851, +11)
5. NC State (290-274-290=854, +14)
There were a total of 14 teams and 84 individuals competing.
 
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV’s next action as a team will be Feb. 21-23 at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii.
 
REBEL NOTES: 
This was UNLV‘s first tournament of the spring season.
The Rebels are the three-time defending Mountain West champions. 
Last year’s team also finished third at the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ohio, and placed in the top 20 at the NCAA Championship.
Trent earned the Mountain West Freshman of the Year award last season, while Hall and Trent were all recognized as All-MW performers.
• Hall was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar in July.
UNLV has played in a NCAA-record 30 straight regionals. 
• This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight’s 32nd season leading the Rebel program.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Ban Named Co-Mountain West Men’s Golfer Of The Week

SHINTARO BAN NAMED CO-MW MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK


UNLV senior earns sixth career conference accolade

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UNLV men‘s golf senior Shintaro Ban has been named the Co-Mountain West Men‘s Golfer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. This is Ban‘s sixth career MW Golfer of the Month/Week accolade and his fifth of the season.
 
Ban led the No. 23 Rebels to a second-place finish at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Sunday as the team ended up just one shot back of host and No. 22 Arizona State. 
 
Ban tied for medalist honors at 11-under, giving him his third individual title of the season and fourth of his career. He shot 2-under 69 during the final round, giving him three rounds in the 60s at the event. He fired a second-round-low 7-under 64 on Saturday.
 
Ban is now tied for fifth in UNLV men’s golf history for career individual wins with John Oda (2014-17), Derek Ernst (2008-12), Chris Riley (1992-96) and Ed Fryatt (1991-94). 
 
Over the Thunderbird Invite’s 54 holes, Ban recorded 17 birdies and an eagle, while averaging 67.33 strokes per round. It marked his 10th top-20 finish of the season in 11 total events, his seventh top-10 and fifth top-five. The tournament featured five teams that are ranked in the top 25 of the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, including No. 1 Oklahoma State.
 
Ban is on track to earn his degree in economics at the end of this semester and he has been a member of the athletics department’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. An honorable mention All-America last season, he was also named an All-America Scholar. He has been named to the United States team at this summer’s Arnold Palmer Cup and is also a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the nation’s top collegiate golfer.
 
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will be looking for its third straight Mountain West Championship this week as the league hosts its annual tournament Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, in Bremerton, Washington.

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: Ban And Oda Named All-America Scholars

UNLV’S BAN AND ODA NAMED ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS

Rebels also honored with All-Academic Team recognition

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UNLV men’s golf rising seniors Shintaro Ban and John Oda were both named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday. In addition, the Rebels as a team were recognized earlier this month as an All-Academic Team.

This is the first time UNLV has had two All-America Scholar honorees in the same year since 2007 (CJ Gatto, Jarred Texter).


60 players earned the All-America Scholar honor in Division I this year. To be eligible, student-athletes must have been a junior or senior academically during the 2016-17 season, have competed in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participated in 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds, had a stroke average under 76.0 and maintained a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

To be included on the GCAA’s All-Academic Team list, the squad must have recorded a team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Ban and Oda, both economics majors, were also recently named to the Academic All-Mountain West team, while Oda earned the MW Scholar-Athlete Award.

On the course this past season, Oda was a PING First Team All-America honoree (UNLV’s first since 2005) and also was one of 24 named to the All-Nicklaus Team. He was also the Mountain West Golfer of the Year. He led the No. 12 Rebels to an Elite Eight finish at the NCAA Championship, where he was UNLV’s top individual stroke-play finisher, tying for eighth.

Oda recorded the lowest scoring average on the team with 70.43 strokes per round in a total of 15 tournaments. That ranked 11th in the country and first in the MW. He won two individual titles and recorded 12 top-10 finishes, including in each of his last nine events. He shot par or better in 31 of 46 total rounds played and was in the 60s 19 times.

Ban earned honorable mention All-America honors this year after a scoring average of 71.26 strokes per round (15 tournaments played). His best finish was a tie for second, while he had a total of five top-five individual performances and two more in the top 10. He shot par or better in 29 of 43 rounds and was in the 60s 12 times.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 17 Rebels Headed To NCAA-Record 29th Straight Regional

NO. 17 UNLV MEN’S GOLF HEADED TO NCAA-RECORD 29TH STRAIGHT REGIONAL

Rebels earn No. 3 seed in Indiana, play begins May 15

The No. 17 UNLV men’s golf team will be the No. 3 seed at the NCAA’s West Lafayette Regional, which begins Monday, May 15, the NCAA announced Thursday. It will be hosted by Purdue at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind.

The Rebels found out their seed and where they would be playing during a Thursday morning Golf Channel Selection Show watch party at the Las Vegas Country Club.

The invitation marks UNLV’s 29th straight appearance in a NCAA Regional, which is the NCAA record for most consecutive appearances.

Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 15-17. Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals, while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals to make up the 30 qualifying teams and six individuals not on those teams that will compete for the NCAA title.

The other five regional sites will be at University Club in Baton Rouge, La., The Grove in College Grove, Tenn., Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif., University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas and Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Wash.

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship finals will be conducted May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Northern Illinois is the host institution for the 2017 championships.

UNLV recently played at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, as the Rebels closed out their regular season on April 16 at The Boilermaker, finishing fourth among 15 teams.

“We are very excited to be back in the NCAA Regionals,” UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. “West Lafayette is a place we will be very familiar with as we just played there a few weeks ago, and now have been to tournaments there a couple of times. It is very fortuitous for us to be sent there.

“The course is very tough and very long. We had a chance to contend for the title there this year, but didn’t finish the last holes as well as we could have. Those lessons should pay off for us as we go back there.”

Most recently, the Rebels won their second straight Mountain West title at the end of April. In all this year, the team captured two team titles, while recording a total of nine top-five finishes in 12 events.

“We have played well recently, which gives us some confidence going into the regional,” Knight added. “We have played pretty steady all year. We have had a lot of opportunities to win and I think we are headed in the right direction.

“Being a No. 3 seed is good because we will be grouped with top teams in Florida and Illinois – teams that are going to be playing for the national championship in a couple weeks. We will also have the best tee times and when they get rotated, we will stay with the best teams. I love when we are able to play with great teams.”

UNLV finished sixth at last year’s NCAA Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala., just missing the national finals, while it advanced past the regional in 2015 after finishing third in Noblesville, Ind.

Listed below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2017 West Lafayette Regional. Teams winning automatic qualification are designated by their conferences in parenthesis.

WEST LAFAYETTE REGIONAL – May 15-16
Kampen Course – West Lafayette, Ind.
Hosted by Purdue

Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Florida
2. Illinois (Big Ten)
3. UNLV (Mountain West)
4. Auburn
5. South Carolina
6. Colorado
7. Purdue
8. New Mexico
9. Augusta (Mid-Eastern)
10. Saint Mary’s
11. Campbell (Big South)
12. Richmond (Atlantic 10)
13. Cleveland State (Horizon)

Individuals:
1. Peter Kim, U.S. Military Academy
2. Mark Lawrence Jr., Virginia Tech
3. Austin Squires, Cincinnati
4. Keegan de Lange, Louisville
5. Lloyd Jefferson Go, Seton Hall
6. David Kocher, Maryland
7. Sarit Suwannarut, Virginia Tech
8. Patrick Flavin, Miami (Ohio)
9. Peyton White, Ohio
10. Trent Wallace, Illinois State

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 25 Rebels In 13th After First Day At Olympia Fields

NO. 25 UNLV MEN’S GOLF IN 13TH AFTER FIRST DAY AT OLYMPIA FIELDS

Sophomore Harry Hall leads Rebels individually at tournament that features 12 of nation’s top-32 ranked teams

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The No. 25 UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 18-over-par 298 on Friday and is in 13th place at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational, which is being played at Olympia Fields Country Club (par 70, 7,353 yards).

The tough season-opening tournament features 12 of the nation’s top 32-ranked teams (by Golfweek) at the course that has been home to several premier events including the 2015 U.S. Amateur. Olympia Fields has also hosted two U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships, five Western Opens and a U.S. Senior Open among other high-level tournaments.

Host and No. 2 Illinois is the only team under par and leads the standings at 6-under 274, while No. 27 Texas A&M is second at even-par 280. No. 4 Oklahoma State is third at 7-over 287, No. 32 Purdue is fourth at 11-over 291 and No. 28 Baylor rounds out the top five at 13-over 293. The Rebels are just four shots back of sixth place. There are a total of 15 teams competing.

Individually, Texas A&M’s Cameron Champ and Illinois’ Bryan Baumgarten are both tied for first at 5-under 65, two shots ahead of Arizona State’s Ki Taek Lee, who is in third place at 3-under 67.

UNLV was led by sophomore Harry Hall’s 1-over 71. He is in a four-way tie for 12th place. Junior John Oda and freshman Yash Majmudar are both tied for 40th at 5-over 75, while juniors Shintaro Ban and Ben Davis are both tied for 60th at 7-over 77. There are a total of 78 players competing.

The second round will be played on Saturday, while the final 18 holes will take place on Sunday. Live scoring is available courtesy of Golfstat through a link on UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels Competing In Hawaii This Week

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF COMPETING IN HAWAII THIS WEEK

Rebels will play at John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Kauai, Wednesday-Friday
 

The UNLV men’s golf team will compete in its second tournament of the spring at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii, Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 17-19. The event will be held at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72, 6,991 yards) in Lihue, Kauai. 
 
The tournament features a 16-team field: Arizona, BYU, California, Fresno State, Hawaii, Kennesaw State, New Mexico, Northern Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, UNLV, Utah, UTEP, Washington, Washington State and Virginia.
 
The 54-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes each day. All three rounds will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. HST.
 
The lineup for the Rebels this week is expected to be sophomore John Oda, senior AJ McInerney, freshman Harry Hall, sophomore Shintaro Ban and senior Zane Thomas, while sophomore Ben Davis and junior Reford Bobbitt will probably be competing as individuals.
 
In last year’s tournament, California won by seven shots at 12-under 852, while the Rebels finished third at 4-over. Individually, Cal’s Shotaro Ban earned medalist honors at 8-under 208, two shots better than Oda, who was the tournament’s runner-up.
 
Live scoring of the tournament will be available off a link at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat, and may be accessed by clicking here.
 
UNLV dominated its first tournament of the spring with a 28-shot victory at the LMU Invitational, which was played at Lake Las Vegas’ Reflection Bay. Oda and McInerney both tied for the individual title.
 

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Rebels Finish 11th At Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF FINISHES 11TH AT TAVISTOCK COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
Hall and Oda led Rebels in tie for 23rd individually

 

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The UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 3-over-par 291 on Tuesday to move up a spot in the standings and finish 11th at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, which was played at Isleworth Country Club (par 72, 7,544 yards).

Illinois used a final-round-low 1-under 287 to win the tournament’s team title by four shots at 1-over 865. Arizona State finished second at 5-over, followed by California in third at 14-over. Vanderbilt was fourth at 17-over, while Florida and North Carolina each tied for fifth at 18-over. The Rebels finished the 54-hole tournament at 31-over 895. There were a total of 15 teams competing.

Individually, Arizona State’s Jon Rahm earned medalist honors by two shots over teammate Max Rottluff. Rahm shot 3-under 69 during the final round to finish at 6-under 210, while Rottluff was 2-over on Tuesday to finish at 4-under.

UNLV freshman Harry Hall and sophomore John Oda led the Rebels, both finishing in a tie for 23rd at 6-over 222. Hall shot 3-under during the final round, while Oda was 2-over. Senior AJ McInerney tied for 37th at 9-over after a final-round 1-over, junior Redford Bobbitt tied for 46th at 11-over after a final-round 3-over, and sophomore Shintaro Ban withdrew during the final round. A total of 75 individuals made up the field.

The Tavistock Collegiate was the final tournament of the fall season for UNLV. Oda will compete at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 6-8, before the Rebels will open the spring season in February

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: Jonson Named All-America Scholar For Second Straight Year

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JONSON NAMED ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Senior golfer adds another academic honor to his impressive resume

 

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UNLV men’s golf senior Carl Jonson was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second straight year, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.

A total of 206 players earned the honor in Division I this year. To be eligible, student-athletes must have been a junior or senior academically during the 2014-15 season, have competed in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participated in 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds, had a stroke average under 76.0 and maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college of university.

Jonson was also recently named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and was selected Academic All-Conference. He has earned each of the MW academic honors in each of his four years of college.

On the course this season, Jonson earned All-MW honors for the second straight year as he recorded a career-low scoring average of 72.13 in 13 tournaments (39 rounds). He had 17 rounds of par or better and shot in the 60s 11 times. His best finish was a third-place showing at the Jackrabbit Invitational and he tied for fourth at the MW Championship. His other top-10 finish was sixth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. His low round of the season was a 66.

Jonson was also named the UNLV Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the athletics department’s Scholar-Athlete Honors Banquet, which was held in May.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 24 Rebels To Play At The Goodwin This Week

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NO. 24 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO PLAY AT THE GOODWIN THIS WEEK

 
The Rebels, who are coming off a record-setting performance in their last tournament, to compete at Stanford, Thursday-Saturday

 

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The No. 24 UNLV men’s golf team will compete this week at The Goodwin, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, at Stanford Golf Course (par 70, 6,727 yards) in Stanford, Calif.

Originally named the United States Intercollegiate, the event was renamed The Goodwin prior to the 2014 edition in honor of former Stanford head coach Wally Goodwin.

The 24-team, 54-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes played each day beginning at 7:30 a.m. The field will be made up of No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 USC, No. 15 Oregon, No. 24 UNLV, Arizona, Boise State, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Loyola Marymount, Minnesota, Northwestern, Pepperdine, Princeton, USF, San Jose State, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, Southern Methodist, TCU, UAB, UC Davis and Washington State.

The Rebels’ lineup includes senior Kurt Kitayama, who was named Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week last week, freshman John Oda, senior Carl Jonson, freshman Ben Davis, senior Nicholas Maruri and freshman Sintaro Ban.

Stanford has won the last two team titles at the event, while also claiming medalist honors (Patrick Rodgers) last year. UNLV placed 12th at the 2014 event with Kitayama and Jonson leading the Rebels, both tying for 12th individually.

The Rebels are coming off a record-setting performance in their last tournament, which was a 17-stroke victory at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. UNLV’s team score of 60-under-par was a program record for 54 holes and just three shots shy of the all-time NCAA mark. The 17-stroke margin ranked as the program’s sixth-largest in a victory in its history.

UNLV has won two team titles this year and has placed in the top three in five out of its eight total events this season.

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

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

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UNLV’S KURT KITAYAMA NAMED MW MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Rebel senior set career marks in winning his second career tournament

UNLV senior Kurt Kityama has been selected Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for tournaments played March 5-17. This is Kitayama’s third career golfer of the month/week accolade.

The Chico, Calif., native, paced the field at the Jackrabbit Invitational, held March 16-17 in Primm, Nev., after carding a career-low 19-under-par 197, including rounds of 67-64-66 on the par-72, 7,131-yard Primm Valley Golf Club course. It was the second straight year he took home medalist honors at the event.

His 19-under 197 is the second-lowest individual score in UNLV’s men’s golf history for a 54-hole tournament and he posted sub-70 scores in each round of the tournament for the first time in his career. In addition, his 8-under-par 64 in the second round was a career-low and it also equaled the second-lowest round in Rebel history.

Kitayama led UNLV to the team title with a combined 60-under 804 (272-267-265), which was a program record and three strokes shy of the all-time NCAA mark. It was the Rebels’ second straight victory in the event and the squad’s second team title of the season.

Kitayama also tied for 11th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, which annually features one of the toughest fields in all of college golf, held March 10-11 in Las Vegas. He posted scores of 72-71-70 for a three-round total of 3-under 213 on the par-72, 7,374-yard course at the Southern Highlands Golf Club.

Kitayama averaged 68.3 strokes per round in the two tournaments.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 24 Rebels Back In Action Monday-Tuesday

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NO. 24 UNLV MEN’S GOLF BACK IN ACTION ON MONDAY-TUESDAY

Rebels travel to Alabama for the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, Oct. 6-7

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The UNLV men’s golf team, ranked 24th in the country in both the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings as well as the Golf Coaches Association of America Poll, will be back in action Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 6-7, at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The tournament will be played at Old Overton Country Club (par 70, 7,209 yards) in Vestavia Hills, Ala.

The 12-team field includes host No. 14 Alabama, Arkansas, Charlotte, No. 4 Florida State, Mississippi State, Georgia State, No. 2 Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Texas-San Antonio, UAB and No. 24 UNLV. The 54-hole stroke-play tournament will consist of 36 holes (first and second rounds) on Monday and 18 holes (final round) on Tuesday.

Competing for UNLV will be seniors Kurt Kitayama and Carl Jonson, sophomore Taylor Montgomery, freshman John Oda and sophomore Chris Tuulik.

Alabama has won the JPNI in six of the last eight years, including last season by 16 shots with a score of 11-under 829. UAB’s Wilson McDonald earned medalist honors by three shots at 8-under 202 at last year’s event. UNLV finished ninth last year at 41-over, while Kitayama and Jonson were the Rebels’ top finishers (both tied for 36th at 10-over).

Live scoring of the JPNI will be available courtesy of Golfstat.com through a link at UNLVRebels.com, or by clicking here.

This will be UNLV’s third tournament of the fall. The Rebels won the team title at the season-opening Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., then finished sixth at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M. Montgomery earned medalist honors at the Falcon Invitational.

UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 11 Rebels To Play At Tucker Intercollegiate

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NO. 11 UNLV MEN’S GOLF TO PLAY AT TUCKER INTERCOLLEGIATE

Tournament at UNM Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M., set for Friday and Saturday

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The No. 11 UNLV men’s golf team will return to action this weekend as it competes at the 60th Annual William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course (par 72, 7,562 yards) in Albuquerque, N.M.

The two-day, 54-hole stroke-play tournament hosted by New Mexico, will have two rounds (36 holes) on Friday, Sept. 26 with an 8:00 a.m. MT shotgun start/continuous play, and will conclude with a final round of 18 holes on Saturday, Sept. 27, also with an 8:00 a.m. MT shotgun start.

Competing for the Rebels will be seniors Kurt Kitayama and Carl Jonson, junior Zane Thomas, sophomore Taylor Montgomery and freshman Ben Davis. Competing as individuals are freshman John Oda and junior AJ McInerney.

The Rebels are coming off a dominant performance at their season opener, which was earlier this month at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. UNLV captured the team title at 26-under par, which was one stroke off the tournament record, while Montgomery and McInerney finished one-two in the individual standings with three other Rebels earning top-10 finishes. It was the first career win for Montgomery.

The Tucker Intercollegiate will have a field of 15 teams (Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings in parenthesis): Arizona, BYU, Colorado (20), Colorado State (32), Louisiana-Lafayette (41), Minnesota, New Mexico (33), New Mexico State, San Diego State, TCU (15), Texas Tech (16), UNLV (11), UT Arlington, UTEP and Wyoming.

Live scoring will be available courtesy of Golfstat with a link found at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

New Mexico is the two-time defending Tucker team champion as the Lobos recorded an 18-shot victory at the 2013 event. New Mexico’s Gavin Green is also looking to three-peat as he has earned medalist honors at the event each of the last two years. Last year he won in a playoff after recording a 54-hole score of 5-under. UNLV finished fourth as a team at last year’s Tucker (24-over), while its top individual finisher was Thomas who tied for fourth (1-over). Kitayama also placed in the top 10 (tied for seventh at 2-over).

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UNLV MEN’S GOLF NEWS: No. 24 Rebels To Play In Tournament At Ohio State This Weekend

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NO. 24 REBELS TO PLAY IN TOURNAMENT AT OHIO STATE THIS WEEKEND

UNLV men’s golf, which has won two of its last four events, to compete at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13

The No. 24 UNLV men’s golf team will compete this weekend at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, which will be held Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13, at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course (par 71, 7,455 yards) in Columbus, Ohio.

The 15-team, 54-hole tournament will consist of 36 holes played on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Starts each day are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET (shotgun on Saturday, off No. 1 & 10 tees Sunday). The field will be made up of Ball State, Cleveland State, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Liberty, Miami (OH), Missouri, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon State, Penn State, UAB, UNC Charlotte and UNLV.

The Rebels’ lineup includes junior Kurt Kitayama, junior Carl Jonson, sophomore AJ McInerney, sophomore Zane Thomas and freshman Taylor Montgomery.

The Kepler Intercollegiate was not played in 2013. Kent State (898) won the event in 2012, while Max Buckley (220) from SMU claimed medalist honors that year. UNLV last played in the tournament in 2002, when it captured the team title.

The Rebels have played in nine tournaments this season with three team victories, including two of the last four. In addition, UNLV has finished in the top four in five of nine events this year.

Live scoring of the Kepler Intercollegiate will be available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.

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