March 2, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. - The Nevada men's golf team is in Fresno, Calif., to play in the Fresno Lexus Invitational beginning Monday.
Nevada will be one of 17 teams playing in a 54-hole tournament, hosted by Fresno State at the 6,481 yard, par-72 Belmont Country Club. Unlike most collegiate tournaments, this event uses the five lowest scores out of six players instead of using the four lowest scores out of five players.
The field consists of Arizona, BYU, California, Cal Poly, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, Sacramento State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, and fellow Mountain West Conference members Fresno State and Colorado State.
The young team will be led by juniors Ryan Mulvany and Brian Knoll, who make up the only upperclassman on the team. Sophomores Taylor Knoll, Andrew Cornella, Gustavo Chuang, and freshman Kit Carson will make up the rest of the team. This is Carson's second collegiate tournament.
"This is a good tournament with a really strong field, including top-ranked Cal," said head coach Jacob Wilner. "The weather should be really good this week and I think this will be a shootout."
The tournament begins with 36 holes on Monday and the final 18-hole round on Tuesday.