UNLV still perfect after William H. Tucker win

UNLV still perfect after William H. Tucker win


UNLV still perfect after William H. Tucker win

William H. Tucker (Final)

UNLV earned its second title in as many starts this season after finishing atop a 16-team field at the William H. Tucker. The Rebels finished four shots ahead of runner-up New Mexico, the tournament host.

The Rebels opened with a 4-over 292 at the UNM Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M., before dropping to even-par 288 in Round 2 and finishing with a 1-under 287 that left them at 3-over 867 for the tournament. San Diego State was third at 19-over 883 while Arizona and North Texas tied for fourth two shots further back.

Senior Derek Ernst, runner-up at this summer’s U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, paced UNLV with a 1-under 215 to tie for third individually. Junior Kevin Penner was a shot back and in a tie for fifth. Sophomore Nicholas Maruri finished T-11 at 3 over.

UNLV also notched a win at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invite on Sept. 19 after defeating Colorado in a playoff. Penner was co-medalist at that event.

BYU junior Zachary Blair won the individual title at the William H. Tucker with a 7-under 209 total. It’s the second collegiate title for Blair, who also won the Pacific Northwest Amateur in July and was runner-up at the Sahalee Players and Sunnehanna Amateurs.


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