UNLV junior Jack Trent records his third straight top-10 individual finish
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men‘s golf team shot 20-over-par 308 Saturday and finished in a tie for 10th at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, which was hosted by New Mexico at the Championship Course (par 72, 7,555 yards).
Host New Mexico and BYU tied for first after 54 holes at 10-under 854, with the Lobos winning the team title in a playoff. Arizona finished third at 8-under, followed by San Diego State in fourth at 2-under, while Utah rounded out the top five at 10-over. The Rebels’ 54-hole score was 27-over 891.
Individually, BYU’s Peter Kuest cruised to medalist honors by nine shots at 16-under 200. New Mexico’s Galven Green and Arizona’s Trevor Werbylo tied for second at 7-under.
UNLV junior Jack Trent turned in his third consecutive top-10 finish as he tied for fourth at 6-under. Rebel sophomore David Rauch also finished in the top 20, tying for 19th at 2-over.
There were a total of 16 teams and 92 individuals competing.
STAT OF THE TOURNAMENT: Only four teams finished under par.
REBEL OF THE DAY: Trent shot even-par 72 during the final round, with five birdies.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will close out its fall schedule as a team, October 20-22, at the Tavistock Invitational, hosted by UCF in Florida.
NEXT FOR JACK TRENT: Trent will compete as an amateur at the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Oct. 3-6, at TPC Summerlin.
• This was the Rebels’ third tournament of the season, all of which occurred in a span of two weeks.
• UNLV lost Mountain West Golfer of the Year and All-America Scholar Harry Hall to graduation following last season. He recently competed at the prestigious Walker Cup, 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.
• Jack Trent and David Rauch are UNLV‘s returning All-Mountain West performers. Trent captured the individual title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in March, which earned him the exemption into the PGA Tour event.
• Justin 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.