Lobos One Under in Round Two; Sit Third
TUCSON, Ariz. — After wrapping up the first round of the Arizona Intercollegiate in second place out of 17 squads, the University of New Mexico men’s golf team shot a one-under, 283, in round two but slipped to third place Tuesday.
The Lobos were passed by Wake Forest which shot an outstanding -14 on the day after finishing round one in third at +15 on Monday, three shots behind UNM (+12). New Mexico is currently +11 through two rounds while host Arizona leads with a score of -9 and Wake Forest sits in second at +1.
Junior Sam Choi is tied for sixth through two rounds as one of four Lobos to rank in the top-25 and two to rank in the top-10. Choi shot a 71 in round one and followed it up with a one-under, 70 on Tuesday.
Just behind Choi is sophomore Albert Boneta who chopped six strokes off of his round one score on Tuesday. Boneta shot a team-low 68 to finish even through two rounds.
Tied for 17th out of 94 participants is freshman Bastien Amat with a score of 145 (+3). Amat, competing as an individual, also shot a team-low 68 in just his second round as a Lobo.
Redshirt-senior Ross Sinclair shaved four strokes off of his round-one score, carding a 71 on Tuesday to close round two +4.
Through two rounds of play, the Lobos rank third in total birdies with 30 while Boneta ranks second in par-3 scoring overall (2.75) and is tied for second in birdies with nine. Choi ranks fourth in par-5 scoring with an average of 4.33 strokes. Freshman Amat is sixth overall in birdies with eight.
Arizona leads with a total of 559 strokes (-9), followed by Wake Forest with 569 (+1) and New Mexico with 579 (+11). Oregon (585, +17) and San Diego (588, +20) round out the top five while Lobo in-state rival New Mexico State sits last in 17th place with a score of +53.
The Lobos are set to compete in round three on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Day three is set to begin at 9 a.m. MT with the first Lobo tee time scheduled for 9 a.m. MT.