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
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.
- 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.