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No. 12 Rebels Finish Fourth At Season Opener

Sept. 10, 2017

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UNLVRebels.com) - The No. 12 UNLV men's golf team shot a final-round low 13-under 275 Sunday to climb four spots in the standings and finish fourth at the 19-team, season-opening Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, which was played at Eisenhower Golf Course (par 72, 7,511 yards).

Wyoming won the tournament's team title by five shots at 29-under 835. The Cowboys' John Murdock earned medalist honors by five shots at 14-under 202.

The Rebels had four individuals finish among the top 25.

STAT OF THE DAY: UNLV shot the low final round at 13-under 275. Colorado had the next best final round at 10-under.

REBELS OF THE DAY: Freshman Jack Trent and senior Shintaro Ban both went low during the final round each with a 6-under 66. Trent finished tied for fifth in his first collegiate event, recording an eagle on 11, along with five birdies and a bogey during Sunday's round. Ban recorded a bogey-free round with six birdies.

COMPLETE REBEL SCORES:


 

 

*playing as an individual

TOP FIVE TEAMS:
1. Wyoming (284-270-281--835, -29)
2. Colorado State (282-275-283--840, -24)
3. Colorado (284-281-278--843, -21)
4. UNLV (286-290-275--851, -13)
5. Utah (292-279-281--852, -12)

REBEL NOTES:

  • UNLV tied for the team championship at last year's Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational (1-under 863), which was the first of three team titles for last year's Rebel squad. 
  • Last season, UNLV won the Mountain West Championship, captured an NCAA Regional title and advanced to the `Elite Eight' at the NCAA Championship. 
  • 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-Sunday, Sept. 15-17, at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, hosted by Illinois in Olympia Fields, Ill.

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