No. 17 Rebels In Second After 36 Holes At NCAA Regional|
May 16, 2017
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UNLVRebels.com) - The No. 17 UNLV men's golf team shot a second-round 2-under-par 286 on Tuesday and is in second place after 36 holes at the 2017 NCAA West Lafayette Regional, which is being played at Kampen Golf Course (par 72, 7,411 yards).
New Mexico shot a tournament-low 6-under 282 during the second round to take over the top spot at 6-under 570. The Rebels are three shots back at 3-under 573, while there is a three-way tie for third at 3-over between Florida, Purdue and Auburn. Illinois is sixth at 8-over.
Individually, Illinois State's Trent Wallace leads the tournament by a shot at 6-under 138 after a second-round 2-under. UNLV junior Shintaro Ban and New Mexico's Andrej Bevins are both tied for second at 5-under, while Rebel junior John Oda and New Mexico's Andre Garcia are both tied for fourth at 4-under. Ban shot 3-under (four birdies, one bogey) on Tuesday, while Oda was 1-over.
Other Rebels: sophomore Harry Hall is tied for 10th at 1-under 143 after a second-round 2-under, freshman Justin Kim is tied for 42nd at 7-over 151 after a second-round 2-over and senior Taylor Montgomery is tied for 58th at 10-over 154 after a second-round 5-over.
There are a total of six 54-hole regional tournaments. The West Lafayette Regional consists of 13 teams and 75 individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each of the regionals will advance to the NCAA Championship finals, which will be played May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
This year marks UNLV's 29th straight appearance in a NCAA Regional, which is the record for most consecutive appearances.
The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Wednesday. UNLV is slated to begin the final round off the first hole with tee times scheduled from 8:45-9:29 a.m. ET with New Mexico and Florida. Live stats are available courtesy of Golfstat through a link on UNLVRebels.com.