Rebels Finish Second In Provo
April 16, 2011
PROVO, Utah (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's golf team shot a final-round 2-under-par 286 on Saturday at the PING Cougar Classic and finished second. The tournament was played at Riverside Country Club (par 72, 7,142 yards).
Colorado State fired a final-round-low 13-under to capture the team title at 17-under 847, four shots ahead of the Rebels, who finished the 54-hole tournament at 13-under 851. Pacific finished third at 7-under, UC Davis was fourth at 6-under, while Idaho rounded out the top five at 4-under. The tournament featured 18 teams and 96 individuals.
BYU's Zac Blair earned medalist honors at 11-under 205 after a final-round 7-under 65. Blair finished one shot ahead of Pacific's Alex Edfort. UNLV was led by sophomore Kevin Penner, who tied for fourth at 8-under 208. Penner shot a final-round of 1-over.
Other Rebel individuals: freshman Blake Biddle finished seventh at 6-under 210 after a final-round 70, junior Derek Ernst finished ninth at 4-under 212 after a final-round 71, junior Colby Smith tied for 62nd at 8-over 224 after a final-round 72, and sophomore Arthur Kim tied for 83rd at 13-over 229 after a final-round 75.
UNLV's next action will be at the Mountain West Conference Championship, May 5-7, in Tucson, Ariz.