Little Rock Invitational scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, at Chenal Country Club
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The No. 23 UNLV men‘s golf team will close out its fall season Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, at the Little Rock Invitational at Chenal Country Club (par 72, 7,326 yards) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
THE FIELD: The tournament features 17 teams: Abilene Christian, Arizona, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Houston Baptist, Illinois State, Lamar, Little Rock, Miami, Missouri State, Seattle, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, ULM, UNLV and UT Arlington.
THE FORMAT: The two-day, 54-hole stroke-play event will consist of two rounds totaling 36 holes on Monday and a final round of 18 holes on Tuesday. 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 both days starting at 8:15 a.m. CT.
THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be senior Harry Hall, sophomores Jack Trent and Garrick Higgo, freshman David Rauch and junior Justin Kim. Redshirt freshman Chris Ebster will play as an individual.
LAST TIME OUT: This will be UNLV‘s fourth tournament of the season. In its three previous events, the Rebels have finished fifth, second and eighth. UNLV last played at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Alabama, Oct. 8-9. Only four student-athletes competed as one member of the team became sick just prior to the tournament.
LAST YEAR’S JPNI: Little Rock is the two-time defending team champion at the event. The Trojans won by nine shots last year with a 54-hole total of 15-over 879. Individually, Illinois State’s Trent Wallace earned medalist honors by two shots at 6-under 210. UNLV did not compete in the event last year.
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– UNLV is 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, Higgo 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.