Rebels In 12th Place At Morris Williams

April 13, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's golf team is in 12th place after the first two rounds of play on Saturday at the Morris Williams Invitational, which is being played at the University of Texas Golf Club (par 71, 7,412 yards).

UNLV shot an opening-round 20-over-par 304 in the morning and followed with a 3-over 287 during the afternoon for a total of 23-over 591.

TCU (281-281), New Mexico (284-278) and host Texas (289-273) are all tied for first place after two rounds at 6-under 562, followed by Texas Tech in fourth at 2-under and Oklahoma State in fifth at even par.

TCU's Julien Brown leads the individual field by three shots at 8-under 134 (65-69). Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge is second at 5-under, followed by Texas Tech's Finley Ewing IV in third at 4-under.

UNLV sophomore Carl Jonson led all Rebel players on the first day of play and is in a tie for 18th at 1-over 143 (74-69). Freshman AJ McInerney is tied for 44th at 6-over 148 (75-73), sophomore Kurt Kitayama is tied for 54th at 8-over 150 (77-73), junior Nicholas Maruri is tied for 60th at 11-over 153 (78-75) and senior Kevin Penner is tied for 65th at 14-over 156 (84-72). Freshman Zane Thomas, who is playing as an individual, is 71st at 18-over 160 (76-84).

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday. Live scoring is available through Golfstat.com and from a link at UNLVRebels.com.