October 3, 2007–The No. 16 UNLV men's golf team blew past the competition and was the only team to break 280 for the Shoot Out at Angel Park as it shot an 8-under-par 276 during the final round on Sunday, which was played at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas. Angel Park Golf Club, billed the world's most complete golf experience, is the home or two Arnold Palmer Las Vegas golf courses, a lighted par 3, a real-grass putting course, and a lighted practice facility.
The Rebels finished the tournament at 12-under par, 840, defeating the field by 17 shots, as they were the only team to shoot under par at the event. Cal State Northridge finished second at 5-over after shooting a 1-over during the final round. UNLV's "B" team, which was made up of individual competitors from the Rebel squad, finished third at 17-over, while Southern Utah was fourth at 18-over and San Jose State rounded out the top five at 19-over.
UNLV junior Seung-su Han led the Rebels with a second-place finish individually at 5-under 208 after a final-round 1-under 70. Han finished one shot back of individual medalist Brandon Crick from Gonzaga. Crick shot 6-under 207 for the tournament after posting a second-round score of 5-under 66 and a final-round tally of 4-under 67.
Other players counting towards UNLV's first place team were Jarred Texter, who shot a final-round 1-under 70 and tied for third at 2-under 211, Ji Moon (70, 212; 6th), Brett Kanda (66, 213; T7th) and Eddie Olson (71, 214; T10th). UNLV's "B" squad was made with scores from Matt Kinsinger (71, 217; T20th), C.J. Gatto (66, 217; T20th), Brandon Loska (70, 217; T20th) and Johnny Pinjuv (75, 229; T70th), while Kevin Carrigan did not finish the final round.
Because of unforeseen circumstances, the results were not made available until Monday. UNLV will be back in action, Oct. 8-9 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.
Report: Andy Grossman, UNLV Sports Information Director