Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be played Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men‘s golf team will be back in action Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, hosted by New Mexico and played at the Championship Golf Course (par 72, 7,555 yards) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
THE FIELD: The tournament features 15 teams: Arizona, BYU, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Loyola Marymount, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Texas, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, UTEP and Wyoming.
THE FORMAT: The two-day, 54-hole stroke-play event will consist of two rounds totaling 36 holes on Friday and a final round of 18 holes on Saturday. Teams will play five players with the low four scores each day counted for the team total.
TEE TIMES: Both days will feature shotgun starts with Friday’s action beginning at 7:30 a.m. MT and Saturday starting at 8 a.m. MT.
THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be junior Jack Trent, senior Justin Kim, junior J.J. Gresco, sophomore David Rauch, freshman Falko Hanisch and freshman George Leigh. One Rebel (TBD) will compete as an individual.
LAST TIME OUT: This will be UNLV‘s third tournament of the season. In its first two outings, both held near Chicago, the team finished tied for fourth (The Windon Invitational), then 14th (Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational). Trent led the Rebels at both events, recording top-10 finishes (T9, T4). The OFCC event featured 11 top-25 teams among its field of 15.
LAST YEAR’S TUCKER: BYU won last year’s tournament at UNM at 16-under, while the Rebels finished second, two shots back. Former Rebel Harry Hall and BYU’s Peter Kuest tied for medalist honors at 11-under. Trent tied for ninth at 2-under.
LIVE SCORING: Available courtesy of Golfstat with a link found 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 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 season leading the Rebel program.