Following his runner-up finish out of 88 golfers at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona, UNLV sophomore Harry Hall was named the Outstanding Rebel of the Week by the university. The award is presented by the United States Air Force Reserves.
Hall, at native of Hayle, England, led the No. 17 UNLV men’s golf team to a tie for second place after finishing tied for second individually at the NIT. His three-round score of 13-under was four shots behind the tournament champion while the second-place finish was the highest of his career. It also bested his previous career high of a tie for third, set just the previous week in the Rebels’ spring opener in Hawaii. Hall shot three rounds in the 60s with a low of 6-under 66 in the second round, which was just one stroke shy of his career-low round of 65 — also set in Hawaii. Over the three rounds, Hall carded a total of 12 birdies while his stroke average was 67.7.
“He’s a very talented player and I think this is a great honor for him, along with being previously named freshman of the year by the conference last year,” UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. “I also like the fact that he is posting some outstanding scores like he did to earn this recognition. I think he is getting more comfortable with the move to the United States and is getting more acclimated with everything. Fundamentally he is a very strong player. The key for him is to keep improving and keep reaching and pushing himself. I think his potential is unlimited and I believe he will accomplish some amazing things during his Rebel and post-UNLV career.”
Hall’s teammate, junior John Oda, is a two-time winner of the award.