MASTERS DEBUT: UNLV FRESHMAN TO COMPETE FOR GREEN JACKET THIS WEEK
Aaron Jarvis will be first ever from Cayman Islands to play in prestigious PGA Tour event; Earned automatic entry after claiming Latin America Amateur Championship in January
UNLV men’s golf freshman Aaron Jarvis will be making his Masters debut this week at Augusta National Golf Club Thursday-Sunday. Jarvis, a native of George Town, Cayman Islands, won the Latin America Amatuer Championship in January, earning him automatic entry into the 2022 edition of the prestigious event.
He will be the first player from the Cayman Islands to compete in this professional major championship and will be the first amateur player from UNLV to compete in it since Ryan Moore in the mid-2000s.
“The opportunity that Aaron has in front of him is truly amazing for him, his family and his school,” said interim head coach AJ McInerney. “His preparation at home has been good and how he manages his attitude throughout Masters week will be critical. I am so proud of him and the way he represents himself, the Cayman Islands and UNLV on a daily basis. He embodies everything that it means to be a Rebel.”
The Masters begins Thursday morning with Jarvis set to tee off at 9:17 a.m. ET with Zach Johnson and Si Woo Kim. First and second round coverage will be available on ESPN and ESPN+.
Jarvis’s win in the Dominican Republic in January also earns him automatic entry into the British Open, U.S. Amateur, British Amateur and the final stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open.