Nevada Release


The Nevada men’s golf team concluded its run at the 2019 Mountain West Championship with an eighth place finish in the 11-team field.

The Wolf Pack shot a 1-under par team round of 287 in the final round to finish the championship at 11-under par. Nevada was one of eight teams to finish the event under par. New Mexico claimed the team title at 33-under par after 54 holes of play, winning the championship by three strokes over runner-up Colorado State. Three-time defending champs UNLV finished in fourth and earned three points towards the Silver State Series.

Individually the Pack continued to be led by junior Sam Meek, who began the day a few shots back of the lead. Meek carded an even par 72 on Sunday to earn a team-high tie for 14th place. He finished at 6-under par for the event, seven shots back of the individual winner. Meek made an eagle on the par 5 eighth which gave him nine eagles on the year, setting a new single season record.

While Meek produced the best Wolf Pack finish, the low Nevada round of the final 18 holes went to junior Tony Gil. Gil fired a 2-under par 70 to tie for 20th in the 55-player field, finishing the event at 4-under. Sophomore Joey Vrzich shot his best round of the championship on Sunday with a 1-under 71. Vrzich tied for 25th place at 1-under overall after shooting two even par rounds in the first 36 holes. Juniors Stephen Osborne and Sam Harned each tallied a 2-over 74 in the final round with Osborne tying for 29th and Harned finishing in a tie for 42nd.

Nevada will now wait to see if it can earn an at-large bid to NCAA Regionals with the selection show planned for this Wednesday.

Nevada Scores

T14. Sam Meek, 72-66-72=210 (-6)

T20. Tony Gil, 69-73-70=212 (-4)

T25. Joey Vrzich, 72-72-71=215 (-1)
T29. Stephen Osborne, 70-72-74=216 (E)

T42. Sam Harned, 74-73-74=221 (+5)