Feb. 24, 2018
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men’s golf team will continue its spring season starting Sunday at the N.I.T., which will be played at Omni Tucson National's Catalina Course (par 72, 7,262 yards).
THE FIELD: The 16-team field includes: host Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State, Iowa State, New Mexico State, North Texas, Princeton, Rutgers, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, San Diego, UNLV, UNR, Utah, UTEP and Wyoming.
THE FORMAT: The 54-hole stroke-play tournament will consist of 36 holes on Sunday, Feb. 25 and a final round of 18 holes on Monday, Feb. 26.
TEE TIMES: Each day will begin with an 8 a.m. MT shotgun start.
THE LINEUP: Competing for UNLV will be senior Shintaro Ban, junior Harry Hall, freshman Jack Trent, freshman Garrick Higgo and sophomore Justin Kim.
LAST OUTING: UNLV finished a 2017-18 season-best tied for second at its last outing, which was in Hawaii at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate. Individually, there were two Rebels that placed in the top 14: Ban tied for seventh at 4-under, while Hall tied for 14th at 3-under.
LAST YEAR: UNLV finished tied for second at last year's N.I.T. The Rebels were 27-under, five shots back of team champion Iowa State. Individually, Arizona State's Chun An Yu earned medalist honors at 17-under. Hall and Ban both finished among the top four at 13-under and 12-under, respectively.
THIS YEAR: UNLV has competed in six tournaments this season. Before finished tied for second last wee, the Rebels' placed fourth in two events, the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the William H. Tucker in Albuquerque, New Mexico, both in September. Ban has turned in UNLV's top individual performance this year as he earned medalist honors at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Alabama in October. He has recorded a total of four top-10 finishes in six events this season.
NOTABLE: UNLV is the two-time defending Mountain West champions. The squad won a NCAA Regional last year and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA finals. Ban and Hall are both 2017 All-Mountain West Team honorees, and Ban earned honorable mention All-America. In addition, Ban was named an All-America Scholar. UNLV has played in a NCAA-record 29 straight regionals. This year marks head coach Dwaine Knight's 31st season leading the program.
LIVE SCORING: Scores may be tracked off a link at UNLVRebels.com or by clicking here.