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Rebels Remain Tied For Lead After Second Round

March 11, 2006


LAS VEGAS - The No. 10 UNLV men's golf team shot a second-round 6-over-par 294 on Saturday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,510 yards) and remains tied for first place with Georgia at 13-over 589 for the tournament. Georgia also shot 6-over during the second round.

Trailing UNLV (295-294--589, +13) and Georgia (295-294--589, +13), is UCLA (304-287--591, +15), which turned in the tournament's only under-par score at 1-under 287. The Bruins are just two shots back at 15-over 591 for the tournament. Oklahoma State (299-293--592, +16) is fourth, three shots off the lead, while Clemson (301-294--595, +19) rounds out the top five at 19-over.

Georgia's Chris Kirk (73-67--140, -4) shot a tournament-low round of 5-under 67 on Saturday and took the individual lead at 4-under 140, two shots ahead of first-round leader Daniel Im (69-73--142, -2) of UCLA. Clemson's Vince Hatfield (72-72--144, E) and Pablo Martin (73-71--144, E) of Oklahoma State are tied for third at even par, four shots back.

UNLV has three players in the top five including sophomore Matt Kinsinger (76-69--145, +1), who is playing as an individual and is in fifth place at 1-over 145 after shooting a second-round 3-under 69. Sophomore C.J. Gatto (71-75--146, +2) and freshman Seung-Su Han (74-72--146, +2) are both tied for sixth at 2-over 146.

Other Rebel scores: sophomore Jarred Texter (73-76--149, +5; T13th), senior Andres Gonzales (81-71--152, +8; T31st), junior Sam Hunt (77-76--153, +9; T39th), sophomore Brandon Loska (playing as an individual - 80-73--153, +9; T39th), senior Casey Fowles (playing as an individual - 81-75--156, +12; T58th) and freshman Blake Trimble (playing as an individual - (88-77--165, +21; 78th).



The tournament, which features 15 teams - 13 of which are ranked in the GCAA Top 25 - and 79 individuals, will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday. The tournament is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
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