The Nevada men’s golf team shot the lowest round in school history with a 19-under 269 on Tuesday at the Pacific Invitational. Today’s score moved the Wolf Pack up three spots and Nevada is now just 10 shots off the lead heading into Wednesday’s final round.
All five Nevada players were at least two under par at the par-72 6,777 yard Brookside Country Club. After a 90-minute delay because of heavy fog, Nevada started slow but then quickly turned it around and finished with the lowest score of the day. Nevada now sits in sixth place with a team score of a 22-under 554.
“We played the best round in school history,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “We didn’t play that well yesterday, but we finished strong today, and if that carries over to tomorrows round, we could climb up the leaderboard.”
The spark started with sophomore Taylor Knoll, who was two over after seven holes, went on to birdie 8 consecutive holes. The El Dorado Hills, Calif. native is tied for 13th after a seven-under 65.
Two other Wolf Pack golfers are in the top 10. Sophomore Zak Griffiths is tied for eighth after shooting a six-under 66, and junior Ryan Mulvany is also tied for eighth after shooting a four-under 68.
Junior Brian Knoll is tied for 34th after a two-under 70 and sophomore Gustavo Chuang is tied for 45th after shooting a two-under 70.
“It’s is impressive to have all the players doing really well in the same round,” said Wilner.
The Wolf Pack will enter the final round tomorrow just one shot behind fifth-place Colorado state, and will play the final 18 holes starting at 8 a.m.
While complete historical records are incomplete, the 19-under-par and the 269 as a team are both believed to be school records.