The No. 15 UNLV men’s golf team will be back in action Friday-Saturday, Sept. 28-29, 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 17 teams: Air Force, No. 21 Arkansas, BYU, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Loyola Marymount, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, UT-Arlington, UTEP, No. 15 UNLV 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 6:30 am Pacific time and Saturday starting at 7:00 am Pacific.
THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be senior Harry Hall, sophomores Jack Trent and Garrick Higgo, freshman David Rauch and junior Justin Kim.
LAST TIME OUT: This will be UNLV’s second tournament of the season. In its first outing, the Rebels finished fifth at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational in Illinois. The tournament featured 10 of the nation’s top-25 ranked teams. Kim led the team individually with a tie for 14th (3-over par).
LAST YEAR’S TUCKER: BYU won last year’s tournament at UNM at 9-over, while the Rebels finished fourth, six shots back. Arizona’s George Cunningham earned medalist honors by three shots at 8-under. Former UNLV All-American Shintaro Ban led the Rebels with a tie for seventh at even par, while Hall finished 10th at 2-over.
LIVE SCORING: Available courtesy of Golfstat with a link found at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.
– 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.