UNLV Golf Coaches Notebook

We have just returned from one of the best trips ever for our UNLV golf team. We played The Goodwin Tournament hosted by Stanford University on their outstanding campus golf course and shot two very competitive opening rounds to find ourselves in 2nd place with three freshmen in the lineup which is very promising. In the third and final round we did not get the scores we were looking for in order to clinch the team title and shot 281 (+1) to drop to T-5 position out of 24 teams. Freshman John Oda paced the team with fantastic scores of 64, 64 & 71 for a 199 (-11) total and 4th place individually. Senior Carl Jonson finished in an admirable T-14th position with 206 (-4) while senior Kurt Kitayama also claimed a Top20 position at 209 (-1).

The tournament was a great test for us on a course that has hosted several NCAA finals and regionals over the years.

Following the Goodwin tournament we then spent two days on spring break playing more golf… just what we love to do! The first day we were at The Preserve near Carmel hosted by former Rebel Golfer Christian Thornley and his family. A wonderful course with gracious hosts at made for a very special day! The second day we were very fortunate to be afforded a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Alister MacKenzie’s fabled Cypress Point Club set by the sea on the Monterey Peninsula within 17-Mile Drive. It is truly one of the world’s most epic courses: stunning in beauty and as challenging as you will find for golf. All the greats of golf have played there and are in awe of their privilege to walk the grounds. Thanks Coach Rowe for making this trip possible for Rebel Golf!

Rebel Golf Highlights From the Goodwin

– 4th place finish for Freshman John Oda at The Goodwin. Seniors Carl Jonson and Kurt Kitayama also in Top20. Team finished T5/24
– Memorable Spring Break golf outings to The Preserve and Cypress Point Club (see attached Player’s Blog from Senior Carl Jonson & these pictures from former Rebel Team Member Christian Thornley)

View The Goodwin Tournament Report on UNLV Rebels Website:

View the Video playlist from The Goodwin tournament:

Thank you for all your support,
Coach Knight and the Rebel Golf Team