The UNLV men’s golf team has qualified for its 31st consecutive appearance in the NCAA regionals, a national record and one more consecutive national championship berth than the Kansas basketball team.
At least 30 pros with ties to Las Vegas are playing on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA Tour Champions, European PGA Tour or LPGA Tour. Several are in terrific form now that the season is in full swing.
Seven of the country’s top 17 men’s college golf teams will compete in the Southern Highlands Collegiate from Sunday through March 5 at Southern Highlands.
Players from the nationally ranked UNLV men’s and women’s golf teams have been busy during the summer offseason playing in local, national and international tournaments.
Shintaro Ban is putting together one of the best senior years in the history of the UNLV men’s golf program, and it’s coming as somewhat of a surprise even to him.
UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez looks forward to his frequent conversations with Rebels men’s head golf coach Dwaine Knight, whose mantra during his illustrious career has been to “finish like a Rebel.”
The UNLV women’s golf team has a new home course at Spanish Trail Country Club, and the team will host the Rebel Beach Invitational with Long Beach State on Monday and Tuesday.
The golf season was special for UNLV and junior John Oda. The men’s team reached the elite eight of the NCAA championships and won the West Lafayette Regional and Mountain West tournament. The Rebels finished the year ranked 12th in the country.
The local U.S. Open qualifier was Monday at SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, a course that is spectacular and picturesque but perhaps better suited for bighorn sheep.
Chris Riley said he thinks the best message he can instill in the UNLV players is to keep the right frame of mind, no matter the situation.