Oct. 20, 2017
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 6-under-par 282 Friday at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, which is being played at the club’s Lakeside Course (par 72, 7,017 yards).
The Rebels are in a four-way tie for third, five shots behind team-leading Oklahoma State (-11). Individually, there is a three-way tie for first between Texas’ Doug Ghim, Oklahoma State’s Matthew Wolff and Georgia Tech’s Chris Petefish – all at 6-under 66.
REBEL OF THE DAY: Freshman Jack Trent shot a 4-under 68 and is in a tie for sixth, individually, two shots off the lead.
STAT OF THE DAY: Trent’s round consisted of five birdies and a bogey. UNLV senior Shintaro Ban, who is tied for 22nd along with junior Harry Hall (both at 2-under), had four birdies and an eagle during the first round.
COMPLETE REBEL SCORES:
• T6th – Jack Trent, freshman (4-under 68)
• T22nd - Shintaro Ban, senior (2-under 70)
• T22nd – Harry Hall, junior (2-under 70)
• T53rd – Justin Kim, sophomore (2-over 74)
• T74th – J.J. Gresco, freshman (5-over 77)
TOP FIVE TEAMS:
1. Oklahoma State (11-under 277)
2. Texas (9-under 279)
T3. UNLV (6-under 282)
T3. Wake Forest (6-under 282)
T3. UCLA (6-under 282)
T3. Duke (6-under 282)
• This is the final tournament of UNLV’s fall season.
• The 15-team field has five of the nation’s top-10 teams, eight of the top 25 and 13 of the top 50.
• UNLV did not compete in this tournament last year.
• The event was previously known as the United States Collegiate Championship.
• Ban is coming off his second career individual title as he tied for first at the Jerry Pate in Alabama.
• 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 begin second-round play Saturday at 9:41 a.m. ET off hole No. 10.
LIVE SCORING: Live scoring of the tournament is available at UNLVRebels.com, courtesy of Golfstat, or by clicking here.