Feb. 18, 2013
KAHUKU, HI. - The Nevada men's golf team is in Kahuku, Hawaii to play in the John Burns Intercollegiate on Wednesday, hosted by the University of Hawai'i.
Nevada will be one of the 15 teams playing in a 54-hole tournament at the 7,218, par-72 Palmer Course. The three day tournament will start on Wednesday, and the four low individual scores will determine the team's score for each round.
The Wolf Pack will play against three teams ranked in the top 25, top-ranked California, No. 4 New Mexico, and No. 25 Texas A&M. The other teams include host Hawai'i, Arizona, BYU, Colorado State, Denver, UTEP, Utah, UNLV, and Washington State. Two Division II schools, UH-Hilo and BYU-Hawai'I, will also compete in the tournament.
The young team will be led by juniors Brian Knoll and Ryan Mulvany, making up the only two upperclassman on the trip. Sophomores Taylor Knoll, Andrew Cornella, and Gustavo Chuang will make up the rest of the five-man team. Freshman Kit Carson will also travel with the team, but will be competing individually.
The winds have picked up on the course, blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50.
"The trade winds have picked up since we have gotten here," said head coach Jacob Wilner. "This is going to be a good test on our ball control, short games, and most importantly our patience."