Sophomore Shintaro Ban Finishes Top 5 of Southern Highlands Collegiate

Another high-quality UNLV men’s golf home tournament is in the books, and the ownership, staff and volunteers at Southern Highlands Golf Club, the Rebels home course, were phenomenal as usual. On the course, sophomore Shintaro Ban turned in a top-five individual finish on Wednesday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, to lead all Rebels.

Ban tied for fifth place at even-par 216 after a final-round 4-over 76.

“I’m happy with the play of Shinny (Ban) because he had a pretty solid performance, and it’s nice to see that,” said Knight, about the young Rebel.


The team finished 12th at 27-over at the prestigious tournament, which annually features one of the toughest fields in college golf. This year’s even included six of the nation’s top-10 teams according to Golfweek and nine of the country’s top 20. There were a total of 15 teams competing.

The Rebels have won seven of the previous 12 tournaments in Las Vegas.

UNLV sophomore Ben Davis, who was competing as an individual, also turned in a top-15 performance as he tied for 14th at 3-over 219.

Rebel junior Taylor Montgomery (individual), sophomore John Oda and freshman Harry Hall all tied for 27th at 7-over. Senior AJ McInerney tied for 56th at 13-over, while junior Redford Bobbitt (individual) tied for 67th at 18-over and senior Zane Thomas tied for 69th at 19-over. The field was made up of 78 golfers.