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Rebels Finish Fourth At Southern Highlands Collegiate

March 7, 2018

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LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 1-over-par 289 Wednesday and finished in fourth place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, which was played at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,374 yards).

No. 5 Florida shot a final-round 4-under 282 to win the team title with a 54-hole total of 5-under 859. No. 10 Texas Tech and No. 19 USC both tied for second at 1-under, while the Rebels finished five shots off the lead at even-par 864.

Individually, USC's Justin Suh earned medalist honors at 8-under 208 after a final-round 2-under 70. UNLV was led by junior Harry Hall, who finished second at 6-under. He was 3-under during the final round. 

STAT OF THE DAY: UNLV was one of just four teams to finish at even par or better at the event.

REBEL OF THE DAY: Hall was the low Rebel during the final round. He had a bogey-free final 18 holes and carded three birdies.

2nd – Harry Hall, junior (69-72-69=210, -6)
T11th – Shintaro Ban, senior (72-73-70=215, -1)
T35th – Garrick Higgo, freshman (72-74-74=220, +4)
T38th – Justin Kim, sophomore (74-71-76=221, +5)
T45th – Jack Trent, freshman (72-74-76=222, +6)
T48th – Justin Chong*, sophomore (75-74-74=223, +7)
T81st – J.J. Gresco*, freshman (79-84-82=245, +29)

* Competing as an individual


1. Florida (282-293-284=859, -5)
T2. Texas Tech (294-287-282=863, -1)
T2. USC (293-290-280=863, -1)
4. UNLV (285-290-289=864, E)
5. TCU (287-287-291=865, +1)

There were 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 included four of the nation's top-10 ranked teams and nine of the top 30.
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: UNLV will be back in action Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at the Jackrabbit Invitational, which will be played at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev.



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