No. 13 Rebels In Fifth Place In Hawaii

Feb. 16, 2012


KAHUKU, Hawaii - The No. 13 UNLV men's golf team shot a second-round 3-over-par 291 on Thursday and is in fifth place with a 36-hole total of 7-under 569 at the 36th Annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate, which is being played at Turtle Bay Resort's Arnold Palmer Course (par 72, 7218 yards).

California remains the team leader after shooting 2-under 286 during the second round and leads the field by four shots at 20-under 556. SMU is in second place at 16-under, while New Mexico is third at 10-under. Duke is fourth at 8-under and UNLV rounds out the top five, 13 shots off the lead.

Individually, SMU's Sam Fidone and Duke's Julian Suri lead the field in a tie for first at 9-under 135. Fidone shot 5-under during the second round, while Suri was at 2-under.

UNLV has three players in the top 20 and is led by junior Kevin Penner who is tied for ninth at 4-under 140 after a second-round 1-over 73. Sophomore Blake Biddle is tied for 13th at 3-under after a 1-over 73 on Thursday, while freshman Carl Jonson is tied for 20th at 1-under after a second-round even-par 72.

UNLV senior Derek Ernst is tied for 36th at 2-over after a 2-over 74 on Thursday, while freshman Kurt Kitayama is tied for 63rd at 7-over after a second-round 1-over 73.

The 18-team, 105-individual tournament will conclude Friday with 18 holes.

Live scoring of the tournament is available on the internet courtesy of Golfstat through a link at