Men's Golf

Rebels Win PING Arizona

Jan. 30, 2007


TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 15 UNLV men's golf team led wire-to-wire at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate and won its first team title of the season on Tuesday at Arizona National Golf Club (par 71, 6,793 yards).

Monday's second round was suspended because of darkness with several holes to play and was wrapped up early Tuesday.

The final 18 holes were also played on Tuesday and UNLV shot 5-under 279 during the final round to finish the tournament at 23-under 829, four shots ahead of BYU, which closed with a 7-under 277.

Host Arizona finished third at 12-under by shooting a final-round 2-over 286, while Tennessee and UC Irvine rounded out the top five teams at 11- and 10-under for the tournament, respectively.

Arizona's Brian Prouty also led wire-to-wire as he hung on for the individual title with a 1-under 70 during the final round for a tournament total of 14-under 199. Prouty shot a tournament-low round of 9-under 62 in the first round and won by four shots. New Mexico's Charlie Beljan and East Tennessee State's Seamus Power finished tied for second at 10-under after firing final-round scores of 3-under 68.

UNLV junior C.J. Gatto finished five shots off the pace in fourth place at 9-under to lead the Rebels. Gatto's final-round score was 4-under 67.

Other Rebel scores: junior Jarred Texter tied for fifth at 7-under (1-under 70 during the final round), senior Ryan Keeney tied for 16th at 4-under (final-round even-par 71), sophomore Eddie Olson tied for 20th at 2-under (final-round even-par 71) and junior Matt Kinsinger tied for 57th (final-round 6-over 77).

UNLV will be back in action Feb. 21-23, at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

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