UNLV MEN’S GOLF FINISHES IN TIE FOR FOURTH AT SEASON OPENER

Rebels shoot final-round-low 7-under Tuesday at Windon Memorial Classic near Chicago

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round-low 7-under-par 277 Tuesday to climb four spots in the standings at its season-opening tournament and finish in a tie for fourth place at the Windon Memorial Classic, which was hosted by Northwestern at Conway Farms (par 71, 7,233 yards).

The Rebels were one of only two teams to shoot under par during the final 18 holes.

Notre Dame captured the team title at 10-under 842, followed by Ole Miss at 5-under. South Florida was third at 1-over, while Kansas, Marquette and UNLV all tied for fourth at 3-over. There were a total of 14 teams competing.

Individually, South Florida’s Albin Bergstrom and Marquette’s Hunter Eichhorn both tied for first at 6-under 207. The pair were named co-medalists. Notre Dame’s Hunter Ostrom finished a shot back in third at 5-under, while his teammate Palmer Jackson was fourth at 4-under.

UNLV was led by junior Jack Trent, who placed in the top 10 after a final-round 1-under 70. He tied for ninth at 1-under for the tournament. Senior Justin Kim (T16th, 1-over) and junior J.J. Gresco (T24th, 3-over) also finished in the top 25. There were a total of 79 golfers competing.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will stick around the Chicago area for its next tournament, the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, which begins Friday, September 20. The three-day event will be hosted by Illinois.

REBEL NOTES: 

  • The Windon Memorial Classic was the season opener for the Rebels.
  • 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 an exemption into the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (will be played Oct. 3-6, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas).
  • 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 seasonleading the Rebel program.