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Rebels Tied For Seventh

Kevin Penner is tied for 15th after 36 holes in Tempe.

Kevin Penner is tied for 15th after 36 holes in Tempe.

April 9, 2011

Final Stats

TEMPE, Ariz. ( - The UNLV men's golf team shot an opening-round 12-over-par 296 and a second-round 2-under 282 on Saturday at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, which is being played at ASU's Karsten Golf Course (par 71, 7,057 yards).

USC is the team leader at 10-under 558 after 36 holes. San Diego State is in second place, none shots back at 1-under. Florida State and Pepperdine are both tied for third at 5-over, while Colorado State rounds out the top five at 6-over. Host Arizona State is sixth at 8-over, and UNLV is in a three-way tie for seventh at 10-over with Northwestern and Cal State Northridge. The tournament features 13 teams and 75 individuals.

Cal State Northridge's Nick Delio shot 1-over 72 during the first round, but followed up with a 6-under 65 in the second round for a one-shot lead at 5-under 137. USC's Steve Lim is second at 4-under, followed by four golfers at 3-under. UNLV junior Derek Ernst and sophomore Kevin Penner lead the Rebels and are in a tie for 15th individually at even-par 142. Ernst shot 74-68 on the day, while Penner went 72-70. Other Rebel individuals: freshman Blake Biddle is tied for 37th at 5-over 147 after a 75 and 72, sophomore Arthur Kim is tied for 45th at 6-over 148 after a 75 and 73, and junior Colby Smith is tied for 49th at 7-over 149 after a 77 and 72.

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday. Live scoring is being provided by Golfstat with a link at



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