Mountain West Announces Men's Golfer of the Week


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV sophomore Shintaro Ban has been selected Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for tournaments played April 6-18. This is the first MW golfer of the week honor of Ban’s career.

Sophomore, San Jose, California / Archbishop Mitty HS

• Won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate hosted by Ohio State on April 10 in Columbus.
• Posted a 2-over-par 144 (70-74) on the par 71, 7,455-yard OSU Golf Club Scarlet course.
• Ended up in a three-way tie for first place, then won the playoff with a birdie on the fourth hole.
• Was the first individual tournament win of his career.
• Helped No. 25 UNLV to the tournament title from the field of 26 teams.
• Tournament was shortened to 36 holes in advance of forecasted inclement weather.

2016 Mountain West Men's Golfers of the Week - Spring Season

February 4 – AJ McInerney, Sr., UNLV / John Oda, So., UNLV
February 10 – Seokown Jeon, Sr., Utah State
February 24 – Ryann Ree, Sr., San Diego State
March 2 – Gustavo Morantes, So., New Mexico
March 16 – Samuel Kim, Fr., New Mexico
March 23 – AJ McInerney, Sr., UNLV
March 30 – John Oda, So., UNLV
April 6 – Ryan Wallen, Jr., Wyoming
April 19 – Shintaro Ban, So., UNLV

2015 Mountain West Men's Golfers of the Month - Fall Season

September – Dominic Kieffer, Sr., Colorado State
October/November – Cody Blick, Sr., San José State