The UNLV men’s golf brand just keeps growing world-wide. The latest example is sophomore-to-be Harry Hall, competing at the 2016 British Amateur. Hall, from England, made a big impact for the Rebels in his first season, finishing tied for 50th at the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional tournament. And Hall kept that momentum going with stunning play at the British Amateur.
Hall’s two-round total was 71-69—140 at the 121st British Amateur held at Royal Porthcawl. That total left him tied for third in stroke play and the effort earned him a spot in the match play portion of the event.
Hall’s hot play continued in the match play. He opened with a second-round win over Luca Cianchetti, 4-and-3. After a 1-up victory over Lawrence Allen, Hall advanced to the round of 16 where he bowed out of the competition, losing to Scott Gregory, 4-3.
It’s another feather in Hall’s cap. His first year for the Rebels culminated with a final round, 2-under-par 70 in the NCAA Regionals, a round that included four birdies that vaulted him up the leaderboard. That round left Hall with a total of 227, 11-over-par for the three rounds. In the team competition, the Rebels finished in sixth place and missed out on qualifying for the 2016 NCAA Championship finals which was won by Oregon.
Hall is a 2015 graduate of Truro College (high school) in Cornwall, England where he was the No. 1 player on the team that won the English Men’s County Championship. His golf prowess was on display early as he was also a member of the England U18 boys’ international team that won the Home Internationals and his final point helped the team clinch the crown.
Hall comes from the same area in England as UNLV assistant coach Philip Rowe.