NO. 23 UNLV MEN’S GOLF FINISHES FOURTH IN
Rebels shoot second-best team round on Sunday, Jonson ties
for sixth individually at National Invitational Tournament
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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