The No. 25 UNLV men’s golf team shot an opening-round 2-over-par 290 on Monday and is in fourth place at the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, which is being played at Ol’ Colony Golf Course (par 72, 7,514 yards). Georgia opened play with a 4-under 284 and leads second-place South Carolina by three shots. Kentucky is third at even par, while Alabama rounds out the top five at 4-over. Auburn is sixth at at 6-over.
This year marks UNLV’s 28th straight appearance in a NCAA Regional, which is the record for most consecutive appearances.
The Rebels were led by sophomore Shintaro Ban, who is in a four-way tie for fifth at 2-under 70, just two shots back of the leaders. Sophomore John Oda and senior Zane Thomas, both UNLV teammates, are both tied for 13th at even-par 72.
UNLV freshman Harry Hall is tied for 42nd at 4-over, while sophomore Ben Davis is tied for 72nd at 11-over 83.