It’s truly a stunning streak. Ever since UNLV finished 5th in the 1989 NCAA Regional in El Paso, Texas, the Rebels have never missed qualifying for an NCAA regional. The streak is an NCAA record. Check out LIVE SCORING.
The No. 17 UNLV men’s golf team will be the No. 3 seed at the NCAA’s West Lafayette Regional, which begins Monday, May 15, the NCAA announced Thursday. It will be hosted by Purdue at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Rebels found out their seed and where they would be playing while watching the Golf Channel Selection Show watch party at the Las Vegas Country Club on Thursday, May 4th.
“We are very excited to be back in the NCAA Regional,” UNLV head coach Dwaine Knight said. “West Lafayette is a place we will be very familiar with as we just played there a few weeks ago, and now have been to tournaments there a couple of times. It is very fortuitous for us to be sent there. The course is very tough and very long. We had a chance to contend for the title there this year, but didn’t finish the last holes as well as we could have. Those lessons should pay off for us as we go back there.
“Being a No. 3 seed is good because we will be grouped with top teams in Florida and Illinois – teams that are going to be playing for the national championship in a couple weeks. We will also have the best tee times and when they get rotated, we will stay with the best teams. I love when we are able to play with great teams.”
WEST LAFAYETTE REGIONAL – May 15-17
Kampen Course – West Lafayette, Ind.
Hosted by Purdue
Teams (seeded in the following order):
- Illinois (Big Ten)
- UNLV (Mountain West)
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- Augusta (Mid-Eastern)
- Saint Mary’s
- Campbell (Big South)
- Richmond (Atlantic 10)
- Cleveland State (Horizon)