It’s already time for the third tournament of the fall season for the UNLV Men’s Golf team. Up next this week is the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, an event that the Rebels have played in for several years. The tournament is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 6, and will be played at Old Overton Country Club (par 70, 7,209 yards) in Vestavia Hills, Ala. LIVE SCORING.
Making the travel squad for UNLV was sophomore John Oda, senior AJ McInerney, sophomores Shintaro Ban and Ben Davis, and freshman Harry Hall. McInerny, the team captain, is coming off a runner-up finish at the Tucker event and has been playing very well.
The 12-team Pate field includes host Alabama, Arkansas, No. 2 Auburn, Baylor, Charlotte, Florida, No. 5 Florida State, Kennesaw State, Mississippi State, Texas-San Antonio, UAB and UNLV. The 54-hole stroke-play tournament will consist of 36 holes (first and second rounds) on Monday and 18 holes (final round) on Tuesday.
Alabama has won the JPNI in seven of the last nine years, including last season by 13 shots with a score of 10-under 830. Mississippi State’s Ben Wood earned medalist honors by four shots at 12-under 198. UNLV finished third at last year’s JPNI at 9-over. Of the players competing this year for UNLV, Oda had the best finish at last year’s event, tying for 15th at 3-over.
The Rebels, as a team, are coming off a third-place showing at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend. McInerney led the Rebels at that event while Oda tied for 11th at 2-under.