NO. 16 UNLV MEN’S GOLF 10TH AFTER FIRST DAY IN ALABAMA
Kurt Kitayama leads Rebels after 36 holes at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, final round scheduled for Tuesday
The No. 16 UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 23-over-par 303 then followed with a second-round 7-over 287 and is in 10th place after the first day at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, which was played at Old Overton Golf Club (par 70, 7,204 yards) on Monday.
Host and No. 1 Alabama leads the field by 10 shots at 8-under 552 after an opening-round 6-under 274 and a second-round 2-under 278. No. 2 Texas A&M is second at 2-over followed by Texas in third at 4-over. No. 12 UAB is fourth at 5-over, while Arkansas rounds out the top five at 14-over. UNLV is at 30-over 590. Twelve teams are competing at the JPNI.
Individually, UAB’s Wilson McDonald shot 65-67 to finish the first day of play at 8-under 132, four shots ahead of Charlotte’s Franco Castro and Texas A&M’s Ben Crancer, who are both tied for second at 4-under 136. Two others are tied for fourth at 3-under.
UNLV junior Kurt Kityama led all Rebel players and is in a tie for 20th at 5-over 145 (77-68). Junior Carl Jonson is tied for 30th at 7-over 147 (74-73), while freshman Chris Tuulik is tied for 43rd at 9-over 149 (75-74). Sophomore Zane Thomas is tied for 48th at 10-over 150 (78-72) and sophomore AJ McInerney is tied for 53rd at 13-over 153 (77-76). The tournament has a total of 60 individuals.
Tee times for Tuesday’s final round will begin at 8 a.m. CT off holes No. 1 and No. 10. UNLV is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. CT off No. 10 with Arizona and Mississippi State.
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