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There is so much happening with the UNLV Rebel Golf Team , I felt they should have a separate section. ( Now, if I can just keep it up to date ). They have at times, ranked #1 on all three college polls. Coached by Dwaine Knight, the Rebels are always in contention and at the top. UNLV is the college of choice that Tiger Woods wanted, however - as we know, his parents chose Stanford.

Many of the former team members have gone own to play on the various tours. The list and special information on those players, is located at LV Tour Players . Other former players and what they are doing, can be found at the end of this page at What happened to.... .

In 1995 they placed 2nd, behind the Cardinals team that was led by Tiger Woods.
In 1996, six of the UNLV players were ranked in the top 100 college players throughout the US. Is that strong - or what!
For 1997, UNLV won the Western Regional NCAA Championship, played May 15-17, and were the #1 team in the finals to be played at Conway Farms Country Club, Lake Forest, Il., May 28-31. However, they missed the 1997 cut - but as you will see - made up for that in a big way. They finished the 96-97 season ranked #1 in the Rolex Collegiate Golf Rankings, and #2 in the Golf Week/Taylor Made Rankings.
In 1998-99 the UNLV Rebels went all the way and won the 1998 NCAA Championship.
In 1999-2000, they were never below #4 in the rankings of any of the three polls.
Now, get this - How do you think Coach Knight felt when the President of the United States called and invites you and your team to Washington, DC, to meet and play golf? That's what happened! Vegas Golfer Magazine, in the Jan-Feb, 2000 issue, had the complete story - with photos.


You may visit the UNLV Rebel's home golf site at: Rebel's Golf.




Head Coach: Dwaine Knight, 17th Year (New Mexico '69); Profile
Assistant Coach: Andy Bischel, 6th Year (UNLV '89);Profile
Home Course: Southern Highlands Golf Club


2003-2004 Rebel Team
Player
Grade
From
Profile
Mitch Carlson Sophomore Las Vegas, NV - Durango HS Profile
J. C. Deacon Junior Unionville, Ont, CA - St. Stephens HS Profile
Troy Denton Sophmore Dallas, TX - Dallas Academy Profile
Matt Edwards Freshman Henderson, NV - Coronado HS Profile
Andres Gonzales Sophomore Olympia, WA - Profile
Sam Hunt Freshman Rotorua, NZ - Rotorua HS Profile
Ryan Keeney Sophomore Redmond, WA - Inglemoor HS. Profile
Andy Leadbetter Freshman Orlando, FL - Lake Highland HS Profile
Ryan Moore Junior Puyallup, WA - Cascade Christian HS Profile
Travis Whisman Junior Reno, NV - Galena HS Profile

2003-2004 Schedule and Results
Month
Date
Event
Course/Location
Results
Sept. 12-13 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate The Championship Golf Course
UNM, Albuquerque, NM
TBA
Sept. 22-23-24 Preview Invitational  
Hot Springs, VA
TBA
Sep. 03-04-05 Carpet Capital Collegate  
Rocky Face, GA.
TBA
Oct. 13-14 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate  
Birmingham, AL
TBA
Nov. 07-08-09 Collegiate Match Play Championship  
Myrtle Beach, SC
TBA
Feb. 18-19-20 John A. Burns Intercollegiate
Honolulu, HI
TBA
Mar. 12-13-14 Toyota Men's Collegiate Championship Rio Secco Golf Club
Henderson, NV
TBA
Mar. 19-20-21 Hall of Fame Invitational
Houston, TX
TBA
Mar. 28-29-30 National Invitation Tournament Tucson National Golf Club
Tucson, AZ
TBA
Apr. 09-10 ASU Invitational Karsten Golf Course
Tempe, AZ
TBA
Apr-May 29-30-01 MWC Championships Crosswater Course @ Sunriver GC
Sunriver, OR
TBA
May 20-21-221 NCAA West Regional Crosswater Course @ Sunriver GC
Sunriver, OR
TBA
June 01-04 NCAA Championships
Hot Springs, VA
TBA





For the opening of the 2000-2001 Season, The UNLV golf team received one first-place vote and was ranked sixth overall among Division I men's golf programs in the preseason Golf World Collegiate Coaches Poll, announced on September 6th.


You may visit the UNLV Rebel's home golf site at: Rebel's Golf.


Head Coach: Dwaine Knight, 16th Year (New Mexico '69); Profile
Assistant Coach: Andy Bischel, 5th Year (UNLV '89);Profile
Home Course: Southern Highlands Golf Club;UNLV Course Info

2002-2003 Season Data, Stats and Information

November 07, 2002
Coach Knight became the first coach - for any sport - in UNLV's 45-year history to be elected to a national sports hall of fame. He will be inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame as the 70th inductee when they are enshrined Jan. 22 in Orlando, Fla. Knight has also been named Coach of the Year four times at the conference level and three times within his district.
For more details, see articles at: RJ Article, and UNLV Article

October 24, 2002
UNLV golf standout Ryan Moore was one of 24 collegiate players selected to play in the 28th Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas. Slated for Nov. 25-26 at the El Paso Country Club, it has been hosted by the Sun Bowl Association since 1974.
For more information, see: RJ Article and UNLV Article

September 05, 2002
The UNLV men's golf team has been ranked 16th in the Golf World preseason coaches poll, the magazine announced Thursday. The magazine also ranked the top 10 individual players in the country and named 50 top players to watch - Sophomore Ryan Moore was ranked sixth.

July 23, 2002
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Three UNLV mens golfers were among the 45 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference squads for men's women's golf, the league announced Tuesday. Brandon Askew, J.C. Deacon and Ryan Moore were recognized on the 24-member men's team.
Golfers Cited For Academics

July 20, 2002
WASHINGTON, Mich. - UNLV golfer Ryan Moore roared to a 10 and 9 victory over Lee Williamson in the final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Saturday.
Rebel star earns 2003 Masters invitation.

July 19, 2002
WASHINGTON, Mich. - Ryan Moore's busy summer of golf hit another peak on Friday as the Rebels' sophomore-to-be defeated Michigan State's Casey Lubahn 2 up in the quarterfinals and Lamar's Chris Stroud in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
Moore Continues Wild Ride

June 4, 2002
As if Ryan Moore's golf week wasn't already big enough, the UNLV freshman qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday, shooting a six-under 138 to beat 16 other players for the qualifying event's lone berth.
Moore Good News

June 1, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio - His final round was over par, but that was good enough to earn UNLV freshman Ryan Moore a top-10 finish at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship.
Ryan Moore 8th at NCAA

ESPN to cover the UNLV Las Vegas Intercollegiate, (UNLV's only home golf tournament)? Charlie Baron, Tournament manager of the Las Vegas Founders Club, said he was encouraged by discussions with ESPN to televise the Las Vegas event. At the least, Baron said the event can be broadcast on a tape-delay basis. The tournament again will be at Rio Secco from March 8 to 11, 2002. Baron said tournament officials want to make it the Masters Tournament of college golf and are interested in having the event annually at Rio Secco.

May 03, 2002 - UNLV's golf coach Dwaine Knight is named the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. Read the article in the Las Vegas Sun here: Coach of the Year.


2002-2003 Rebel Team
Player
Grade
From
Profile
Brandon Askew Junior Fargo, N.D. - Fargo South HS Profile
Mitch Carlson Freshman Las Vegas, NV - Durango HS N/A
Brien Davis Senior Portland, OR - Central Catholic HS Profile
J. C. Deacon Sophmore Unionville, Ont, CA - Leadbetter Academy Profile
Troy Denton Sophmore Dallas, TX - Dallas Academy Profile
Ryan Keeney Freshman Redmond, WA - Inglemoor HS. N/A
Calvin Kupeyan Senior Tecumseh, Ont, Canada - Belle River District HS Profile
Tyler Mays Freshman Las Vegas, NV - Bishop Gorman HS. Profile
Ryan Moore Sophmore Puyallup, WA - Cascade Christian HS Profile
Ryan Posey Freshman Dallas, TX - Highlands HS. N/A
Robert Sul Freshman Torrance, CA - North HS. Profile
Travis Whisman Junior Reno, NV - Galena HS Profile


2002-2003 Schedule and Results
Month
Date
Event
Course/Location
Results
Sept. 12-14 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate The Championship Golf Course
UNM, Albuquerque, N.M.
2nd 
Sep. 27-29 Carpet Capital Collegate  
Rocky Face, GA.
3rd
Oct. 13-15 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate  
Birmingham, AL
T-4th
Nov. 3-5 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate Links at Kuilima,
Kahuku, HI
1st 
Feb. 19-21 John Burns Intercollegiate
Honolulu, HI
4th
Mar. 03-09 Toyota Men's Collegiate Championship Rio Secco Golf Club
Henderson, NV
2nd 
Mar. 16-18 Morris Williams Intercollegiate Austin Country Club
Austin, Tx
3rd
Mar. 29-31 National Invitation Tournament Tucson National Golf Club
Tucson, Az
8th
Apr. 12-14 ASU Invitational Karsten Golf Course
Tempe, AZ
9th
May 01-03 MWC Championships Crosswater Course @ Sunriver GC
Sunriver, Ore.
4th
May 16-18 NCAA West Regional Washington National GC
Auburn, WA
T-3rd
May 28-31 NCAA Championships Karsten Creek Golf Course
Stillwater, OK
13th




2001-2002 Season Data, Stats and Information


2001-2002 Rebel Team
Player
Grade
From
Profile
Brandon Askew Sophmore Fargo, N.D. - Fargo South HS Profile
Clark Corbett Senior Rosemead, CA - Long Beach City College Profile
Brien Davis Junior Portland, OR - Central Catholic HS Profile
J. C. Deacon Freshman Unionville, Ont, CA - Leadbetter Academy Profile
Troy Denton Freshman Dallas, TX - Dallas Academy Profile
Brett Foulds Senior Escondido, CA - San Jose State Profile
Calvin Kupeyan Junior Tecumseh, Ont, Canada - Belle River District HS Profile
Ryan Moore Freshman Puyallup, WA - Cascade Christian HS Profile
Travis Whisman Sophmore Reno, NV - Galena HS Profile

The following players transferred during the year, from UNLV to Long Beach State:
Tyler Mays, Senior from Las Vegas, NV - Bishop Gorman HS. Profile
Robert Sul, Junior from Torrance, CA - North HS. Profile

Injurys may cause UNLV to loose top rated sophomore Travis Whisman. Read the article at: UNLV could lose top player

Nov 14, 2001 - UNLV men's golf head coach Dwaine Knight signed junior stars Ryan Posey and Ryan Keeney to national letters of intent to play for UNLV starting with the 2002-2003 season.
Posey, an honor student at Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, led the Scots to back-to-back 4A state titles. Along with a victory at the North Texas PGA Championship, he played in six of the nation's top 10 junior events and recorded a win, two runner-up finishes and a fourth-place showing. Posey chose UNLV over prestigious programs such as Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas, SMU and TCU.
Keeney, from Redmond, Wash., earned AJGA All-America honors last year, highlighted by a victory at the AJGL Club Corp Junior at Mission Hills in Palm Springs, Calif., and a runner-up showing after losing a playoff at the Las Vegas Founders' Legacy Junior last June. He is also an honor student, attending Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Wash., where he led the Vikings to four straight district championships. Keeney was the individual runner-up at last year's Washington state championship where he lost to current Rebel Ryan Moore and won the junior state crown in 1998. Keeney chose UNLV over Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Pepperdine and Southern California.



2001-2002 Schedule and Results
Month
Date
Event
Course/Location
Results
Sept. 21-22 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate The Championship Golf Course
UNM, Albuquerque, N.M.
4th
Oct. 05-07 Carpet Capital Collegate  
Rocky Face, GA.
T-14th
Oct. 15-16 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate  
Birmingham, AL
11th
Feb. 13-15 Taylor Made Intercollegiate Hilo, Hawaii 14th
Feb. 20-22 John Burns Intercollegiate
Honolulu, Hi
4th
Mar. 08-10 Las Vegas Intercollegiate Rio Secco Golf Club
Henderson, NV
2nd 
Mar. 25-26 Morris Williams Intercollegiate Austin Country Club
Austin, Tx
14th
Apr. 5-7 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships
Tucson National G.C.
Tucson, AZ
8th
Apr. 13-14 Kepler Invitational  
Columbus, OH
1st 
Apr. 29-30
+05/01
MWC Championships
Sun River, Ore.
1st 
May 16-18 NCAA West Regional
Albuquerque, N.M.
3rd
May 29-06/01 NCAA Championships
Columbus, OH
T23





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