Men’s Golf No. 16 ready to fight in tough Cabo Collegiate

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – The No. 16 Ole Miss Men’s Golf Team heads international for its second straight tournament in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to compete in the annual Cabo Collegiate Invitational Feb. 27-March 27. 1.

Featuring a stacked field with nine of the 15 teams in attendance holding Golfstat Top 25 rankings, the three-day tournament will take place at the scenic Cove Club Golf Course in Cabo Del Sol.

Tournament Schedule
Sunday, February 27 – 18 holes (Shotgun tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. CT)
Monday, Feb. 28 – 18 holes (shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m. CT)
Tuesday, March 1 – 18 holes (shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m. CT)

Programming

Brett Schell (So.)
– Holds the second highest shot average of the year for the Rebels (69.67)
– Climbed to 16th in the nation in the latest Golfstat NCAA Player Rankings (was 42nd)
– Finished with a career-best finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, tied for fourth
– Also recorded career-low 18-hole (65) and 54-hole (201) scores while performing in Puerto Rico
– Won first collegiate top 20 at Blessings Collegiate Invitational (T-12th)
– Ended the fall season with his first ever top 10 at White Sands Bahamas (T-7th)



Jackson Suber (Sr.)

– Currently averaging 69.22 shots per team over the year
— Entered the spring season ranked as the No. 1 golfer in the nation by Golfstat
— Named to the 2022 Ben Hogan Prize Watch List
– Captured the third career individual tournament victory at the White Sands Bahamas with a 205 (-11)
– Holds #9 on the latest PGA TOUR World College Velocity Rankings
– Also ranked #19 and #26 on the Golfstat NCAA Player Rankings and the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings
– Named Honorable Mention PING All-American 2020-21, becoming the 11th All-American in school history



Sarut Vongchaisit (Sr.)

– 71.67 average shots on the 2021-22 season so far
– Finished with a perfect 4-0 record individually in the SEC Match Play Championship
– Recorded seven birdies in the team’s season opener at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational
– Recorded a new career-low 54-hole score of 208 (-8) in his 22nd finish at the Puerto Rico Classic
– Also had a season-low round of 69 (-3) on his last day in Puerto Rico
– Tied for 21st at the Asia-Pacific Amateur in Dubai, finishing four under the week



Kye meeks (R-Fr.)

– Posting an average of 73.11 shots over the 2021-22 season
— Made his collegiate debut for the Rebels at Blessings Collegiate, where he also recorded his first collegiate birdie on hole 15
– Finished the SEC Match Play Championship with an individual 3-1 record, including a win over the then No. 1. 11 ranked Tyler Johnson of Tennessee
– Finished the Puerto Rico Classic with a career low 69 (-3) that day
– Ranked #1 freshman out of Mississippi State in 2020
– Two-time individual high school state champion



Evan Brown (gr.)

— Finished the fall season with an average of 72.50 shots
— Honorable Mention PING All-American 2020-21
– Had his best individual result for the Rebels at White Sands Bahamas, tied for 11th
– Season-low 68 (-4) round on day two of the White Sands Invitational
– Played in 28 tournaments and posted a record 71.85 stroke average during his Loyola (Md.) career
– Finished the 2020-21 season at Loyola with the best team average of 70.90 shots, another school record
– Earned a pair of individual tournament victories during his time with the Greyhounds

Field
No. 20 Alabama
No. 28 Arizona
Arizona State No. 2
No. 7 Arkansas
Baylor
California
No. 41 Florida State
Houston
Oklahoma State No. 3

No. 16 Ole Miss
Rice
No. 8 Stanford
No. 10 Tennessee
Texas Tech No. 6
No. 21 Vanderbilt

The lesson
Playing 6,807 yards as a par 71, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Cove Club Golf Course (formerly the Ocean Course) has set the bar for the Los Cabos golf experience since it opened in 1994. Spanning More than a mile along the Sea of ​​Cortez, the Cove Club Golf Course offers four unforgettable oceanfront holes perched above the roaring waves of the Pacific.

Ole Miss retains Top 25 status
After a sixth place finish as a team at the Puerto Rico Classic where the Rebels tied a program record for lowest tournament score set at the 1982 Mississippi Intercollegiate with a final tournament score of 828 (-36). With the finish, the Rebels saw themselves remaining in the top 25 of Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin NCAA team rankings. Now holding a Golfstat team ranking of No. 16 in the nation and an NCAA ranking of No. 22 by Golfweek, the Rebels will face a total of 10 other Golfstat Top 50 teams in Cabo Collegiate, eight of which sit in Les Top 25 rankings from Golfstat as well.

Rebels in the ranking
Jumping off after a stellar week in Puerto Rico, sophomore Brett Schell currently leading the way for the Rebels by sitting in 16th place in the latest Golfstat NCAA Player Rankings. Not far behind Schell is senior Jackson Suber, which is ranked No. 19 by Golfstat, while also holding the No. 26 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Schell is ranked No. 50 by Golfweek/Sagarin.

Suber will make his PGA TOUR debut
senior rebel Jackson Suber is set to compete in his PGA TOUR debut later in March after the Tampa, Fla. native received a sponsor exemption for the 2022 Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. The tournament, which is scheduled to take place March 17-20, will mark the first appearance for a Rebel since November 2021, when Braden Thornberry competed in the first two rounds of the World Tech Championship in Mayakoba.

Career week for Schell in Puerto Rico
Second year Brett Schell capped off a scorching week in Puerto Rico by earning several career bests in his performance, including his first-ever collegiate top-5 finish by finishing tied for fourth. Additionally, Schell recorded another career-low round of 66 (-6) on day two, followed by another career-low round of 65 (-7) on day three to finish with a total of 54 holes at a career low of 201. (-15) on the week. Schell’s score of 201 ranks as the third-lowest three-round score in program history.

PGA TOUR College Rankings for Rebels
In the latest PGA TOUR University Velocity World Rankings, Jackson Suber ranked No. 9 in the nation after his tournament in Puerto Rico. Further down the board for the Rebels is Evan Brown, who ranks No. 59 after missing the team’s spring season opener through injury. At the end of the season, the top five on the Velocity World Rankings will earn a membership to the Korn Ferry Tour. Players finishing sixth through 15th will earn a PGA TOUR International Tour Membership.

Next on Tee
After the team’s trip to Mexico for Cabo Collegiate, the Rebels will return to the United States to compete in the Louisiana Classic in Lafayette, Louisiana. The two-day invitational is set to take place March 14-15 at Oakbourne Country Club.

follow the rebels
For updates throughout the tournament, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMGolf. Updates and additional team information can be found on Instagram at OleMissMGolf, on Facebook at Ole Miss Men’s Golf and at OleMissSports.com.

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