Men's golf returns to action at the John Burns Invitational

Kit Carson is part of the Wolf Pack contigent in the spring-opening event in Hawaii.

Feb. 18, 2014

LIHU`E, Hawaii – The Nevada men’s golf team is in Hawaii to start their spring season in the John Burns Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Hawai`i.

Nevada will be one of 16 teams competing in the 54-hole tournament at the 6,991, par-72 Wailua Golf Course on the island of Kauai.

The team will be made up of seniors Brian Knoll and Ryan Mulvany, junior Nicholas Smits, sophomore Kit Carson, and freshman Rhyne Jones.

“We are very excited to get over to Hawaii a few days early and get some practice in on beautiful courses,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “We had a very competitive qualifier to prepare for the start of spring and are eager to compete.”

Last season Nevada finished 10th in this tournament led by Mulvany, who finished tied for 14th.

The field of teams include Arizona, BYU, California, Hawai`i-Hilo, Long Beach State, University of Pacific, Saint Mary’s, Texas A&M, UTEP, Washington State, and fellow Mountain West members Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai`i, and New Mexico. There are four top-35 teams in the GolfStat rankings in the field as Cal is fourth nationally, Texas A&M is 13th, New Mexico is 18th and BYU ranks 32nd.

The tournament will start with one 18-hole round on Wednesday and continue with single rounds on Thursday and Friday.

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