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Rebels One Shot Off Southern Highlands Collegiate Lead Entering Final Round

March 6, 2018

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LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men’s golf team shot a second-round 2-over-par 290 Tuesday and is tied for second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, which is being played at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,374 yards).

TCU shot 1-under 287 for the second round and is the team leader after 36 holes at 2-under 574. The Rebels are tied for second with Florida at 1-under 575, while Oklahoma and Pepperdine are tied for fourth at 1-over.

Individually, all five Rebels are among the top 27. Junior Harry Hall has led UNLV and is tied for sixth at 3-under 141. USC's Justin Suh has a two-shot advantage on the field at 6-under.

STAT OF THE DAY: UNLV is still one of only three teams to be under par at the event.

REBEL OF THE DAY: Sophomore Justin Kim turned in the Rebels' best score of the day as he was 1-under 71. He had four birdies and three bogeys.

T6th – Harry Hall, junior (69-72=141, -3)
T17th – Shintaro Ban, senior (72-73=145, +1)
T17th – Justin Kim, sophomore (74-71=145, +1)
T27th – Jack Trent, freshman (72-74=146, +2)
T27rd – Garrick Higgo, freshman (72-74=146, +2)
T48th – Justin Chong*, sophomore (75-74=149, +5)
T80th – J.J. Gresco*, freshman (79-84=163, +19)

* Competing as an individual


1. TCU (287-287=574, -2)
T2. UNLV (285-290=575, -1)
T2. Florida (282-293=575, -1)
T4. Oklahoma (293-284=577, +1)
T4. Pepperdine (288-289=577, +1)

There are a total of 15 teams and 81 individuals competing

The Southern Highlands Collegiate annually attracts one of the top fields in college golf.
This year's event includes four of the nation's top-10 ranked teams and nine of the top 30.
UNLV has won the team title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in seven of the last 13 years.
UNLV dominated its last tournament with a 12-shot win at the N.I.T. in Tucson, Ariz. Its team total was 50-under par. Ban won his second individual title of the season at that event.
Last season, UNLV won the Mountain West Championship for the second straight year, captured an NCAA Regional title and advanced to the ‘Elite Eight’ at the NCAA Championship. 
Ban and Hall are both 2017 All-Mountain West Team honorees, and Ban earned honorable mention All-America. In addition, Ban was named an All-America Scholar.
This year, Ban is a candidate to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup and is on the watch lists for the Hogan and Haskins Awards, which go to the nation's top collegiate golfer.
UNLV has an active NCAA record of 29 consecutive regional appearances.
This season marks the 31st at UNLV for Hall of Fame head coach Dwaine Knight.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The final round is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend the tournament and admission is free.

LIVE SCORING: Live scoring of the tournament is available at, courtesy of Golfstat, or by clicking here.



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