UNLV Men’s Golf Again Hosting Prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate

It is annually one of the top men’s college golf tournaments in the country and the 2023 rendition is living up to the hype. The UNLV men’s golf team hosts the event at the prestigious Southern Highlands Golf Club and it runs through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Through the middle of round 2, 4th-ranked North Carolina is leading at -22. UNLV is tied for 11th.

A three-player trifecta is tied at -9 and includes Austin Greaser (North Carolina), Yuxin Lin (Florida) and Sam Choi (Perpperdine). Click for team and individual LIVE SCORING. North Carolina was the top-ranked team coming into the tournament.

The public is encouraged to attend the tournament and admission is free to watch nine of the top 25 ranked teams in the country and many top individuals. As is now a tradition, the individual champion will receive an exemption into the Shriners Children’s Open, which will take place Oct. 12-15, 2023, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.


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THE FIELD: The tournament field includes 15 teams, including nine among the Golfstat top-25 rankings. Playing alongside the Rebels are No. 4 North Carolina, No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 11 Florida, No. 14 Pepperdine, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 16 Texas, No. 25 San Diego State, Georgia, New Mexico, SMU, TCU and UCF.

UNLV LINEUP: Representing the Scarlet & Gray will be junior Caden Fioroni, junior Ben Sawaia, seniors Yuki Moriyama and George Leigh, followed by freshman Inigo Izuzquiza. Freshman Brayden Bozak, sophomore Aaron Jarvis and freshman Brett Sawaia will be competing in the event as individuals.

UNLV AT THE SHC: UNLV has won the team title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in seven of the last 18 years and has had an individual claim medalist honors four times in the last 20 years.

LAST TIME AT THE SHC:  In 2022, UNLV finished in 10th place at 6-under, while junior Caden Fiorini notched a 10th-place finish to pace all Rebels. Oklahoma won the team title at 38-under 826. Individually, Georgia Tech’s Patrick Welch shot a 14-under to win the title and the exemption into the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open, Las Vegas’ PGA Tour event.

LIVE SCORING: Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com, or by clicking here.

ON SOCIAL MEDIA: In addition to @lasvegasgolfinsider, follow the tournament on social media via @sohicollegiate on Instagram. Follow Rebel golf on social media at @UNLVGolf on Twitter and @UNLVRebelGolf on Instagram.