UNLV Men's Golf Season Ends on Third Day of NCAA Championship

 

BRADENTON, Fla. - The No. 22 UNLV men's golf team shot a third-round 22-over-par 310 on Sunday at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, which is being played at Concession Golf Club (par 72, 7,483 yards).

 

After the Rebels finished their round, play was halted because of lightning. Nine teams and six individuals were unable to finish the round before weather suspended play for the day at 6:28 p.m. ET.

 

UNLV's season has ended as it is tied for 26th out of 30 teams with a 54-hole total of 42-over 906.

 

Rebel senior Kurt Kitayama was UNLV's top performer shooting 7-over 223 and is tied for 60th, individually. Fellow senior Carl Jonson is tied for 86th at 11-over, senior Nicholas Maruri is tied for 112th at 15-over, freshman Shintaro Ban is tied for 117th at 16-over, and freshman John Oda is tied for 127th at 18-over.

 

Georgia holds the team lead at 1-over but still has holes to play in the third round, while USC is second at 4-over (also with its third round not complete) and Illinois (third round not complete) and LSU (third round completed) are both tied for third at 7-over.

 

Individually, SMU's Bryson Dechambeau leads the tournament by a stroke at 7-under over UAB's Paul Dunne, while there is a three-way tie for third at 4-under.

 

Third-round play is scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. ET on Monday, after which the field will then be cut to the top-15 teams and top-nine individuals not on advancing teams. The fourth round is scheduled to start 30-45 minutes after any team and/or individual playoff(s), but no earlier than 10 a.m. ET.

 

Monday's fourth round will consist of the final 18 holes of stroke play to determine the individual national champion. The top eight teams following the round will advance to match play to decide the team champion.

 

In all, there are 156 individuals competing. The Golf Channel will provide live television coverage of the tournament starting Monday.

 

This year's NCAA Championship was UNLV's 19th all-time appearance. The Rebels won the national title in 1998, and their previous best finish at the event was a second-place showing in 1996. Among its 19 appearances at the national finals, the Rebels have recorded 10 top-eight team finishes. UNLV also boasts two individual national champions – Ryan Moore in 2004 and Warren Schutte in 1991.