UNLV Men’s Golf Hosts NCAA Regional, Fioroni to Play

At one time, the NCAA and major pro sports wanted nothing to do with Las Vegas. That has all changed and now hosting a prestigious NCAA Regional at Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Best Las Vegas is added to the list.

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

UNLV and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will host the first NCAA Men’s Golf Las Vegas Regional starting Monday-Wednesday, May 15-17 at Bear’s Best (Par 72, 7,217 yards). The Rebels are represented in the event by junior Caden Fioroni, who is the top-seeded individual competitor. Fans are welcome but no public parking is available so ride share or taxis are required.

Bear’s Best Las Vegas is a unique golf course made up of 18 holes hand selected by Jack Nicklaus from his 270 designs worldwide. This high-end daily fee course includes manicured bent grass greens, challenging designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes. Nicklaus and his design team scoured photos and plans from hundreds of holes from many of his most notable golf course designs around the world to come up with these 18 holes. Bear’s Best Las Vegas has been awarded “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest and “Best Golf Course in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Fioroni, who was named the 2023 Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Year, will be making an NCAA postseason appearance for the second consecutive year. A native of San Diego, California, he led the Rebels this season with a 70.39 scoring average to help him rank as the No. 39 individual in the country, while also notching a conference-best six top-10 finishes.

The top five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional competition will advance to the 2023 NCAA Championship. Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 26-31 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Arizona State and The Thunderbirds serving as hosts.

Some of the top teams and individuals in the country, lead by top seed Arizona State (No. 4); 2. Stanford (No. 8); 3. Virginia (No. 16); 4. Oklahoma State (No. 21); 5. Northwestern; 6. East Tennessee State; 7. Cincinnati; 8. San Francisco; 9. UNC Greensboro; 10. Long Beach State; 11. Oregon State; 12. Davidson; 13. Kansas City; 14. Lehigh.

PARKING & ADMISSION: Spectators will need to utilize ride-sharing apps or taxis, as parking will not be available to the general public. Parking will be limited to teams, officials, staff, volunteers, media and vehicles with ADA cards. Admission is free for the three-day event.