Nevada Press Release

After a superb day of golf at Dragonfly Golf Club, the Nevada men’s golf team leads the Nick Watney Invitational by 11 strokes with 18 holes to play.
 
“Great all around play by the guys today,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “We still have some work to do tomorrow, but we are excited to be in this position.”
 
The Wolf Pack posted back-to-back team rounds of 276 on Monday, one shot off of cracking the top 10 single round record book. Nevada was dominant all day long, leading from the get go and did not relinquish the lead at all throughout the 36 holes of play. The Pack sits at 24-under par overall with 18 holes remaining on Tuesday and leads by 11 over BYU. Just four of the 12 teams in the field finished the day under par.
 
Four of Nevada’s five players in the lineup are currently inside the top 15 in the 69-player field. The Pack was led by sophomore Joey Vrzich, who already has a win and runner-up finish under his belt this season. Vrzich posted back-to-back rounds of 66 on the day and sits at 12-under par for the tournament, four shots ahead of Rhett Rasmussen of BYU for the individual lead. Vrzich led the entire field with 15 birdies and did not commit a score worse than bogey.
 
Some of Vrzich’s challengers on the final day will be a couple of his own teammates as juniors Sam Meek and Sam Harned enter Tuesday’s final round tied for third place. Meek and Harned both finished day one at 5-under par but took different paths to get there. Meek carded a near flawless 66 in the first round, birding seven holes. His only blemish was a bogey on No. 1. In the afternoon a few double bogeys plagued his round, but he still managed to finish with a 1-over 73. Harned fired an even par 72 in the morning and followed that up with a 5-under 67, tying his career low.
 
Junior Stephen Osborne also recorded a solid day on the course and sits in a tie for 12th after two rounds. Osborne posted rounds of 72 and 70 on Monday and is 2-under for the tournament. Osborne registered 10 birdies throughout the day and did not have anything worse than a bogey on his scorecard. Junior Tony Gil rounded out the Wolf Pack lineup and enters the final day tied for 60th at 10-over par. Freshman Trey Davis, who is entered as an individual, is tied for 52nd at 7-over.
 
Nevada concludes the Nick Watney Invitational with the final round on Tuesday. Live scoring for the entire tournament will be available on GolfStat.com.
 
Nevada Players
1. Joey Vrzich, 66-66=132 (-12)
T3. Sam Meek, 66-73=139 (-5)
T3. Sam Harned, 72-67=139 (-5)
T12. Stephen Osborne, 72-70=142 (-2)
T52. Trey Davis (ind.), 74-77=151 (+7)
T60. Tony Gil, 78-76=154 (+10)