TUCSON, Arizona (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s golf team held a two-shot lead at the National Invitational Tournament as darkness suspended second-round play Sunday at OMNI Tucson National’s Catalina Course (par 72, 7,200 yards).
The Rebels shot an opening round 10-under-par 278 and are 35-under for the tournament through 16 holes in the second round. Arizona State is 33-under through 15 holes, while host Arizona is 25-under, also through 15.
Individually, all five UNLV golfers are among the top 16. There are a total of 92 competing. Senior Shintaro Ban fired a 4-under 68 during the first round and leads the tournament at 12-under through 16 holes in the second round. ASU’s Chun An Yu is one shot back at 11-under through 16 holes.
UNLV freshman Jack Trent is tied for third at 9-under, freshman Garrick Higgo is tied for sixth at 8-under, while junior Harry Hall and sophomore Justin Kim are both tied for 16th at 5-under.
There are 16 teams competing. Second-round play will continue Monday morning with the final 18 holes commencing immediately after the conclusion of the second round.