Men's Golf Inks Two More for 2021-22
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico men’s golf team has added a pair of new Lobos set to join the 2021 Mountain West Champion Lobo squad in the 2021-22 season. UNM’s newest Lobos include Connor Adams and Carson Herron, who will join incoming freshman Jacob King.
“We are really looking forward to our 2021 class coming in next month. All three have had excellent high school careers and played well on a national level as well,” head coach Glen Millican said. “Each finished their senior year playing well at their respective state championships and have some nice momentum coming into UNM.”
Connor Adams | 6-0 | 155 | Dallas, Texas
Adams comes to UNM from Dallas Christian School where he was named DCS Most Valuable Golfer while earning a spot on the AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll. A two-time Legends Junior Tour winner, Adams also earned the 2018 James A. Ragan Sportsmanship Award.
Thus far in his career, Adams has posted a 71.0 tournament scoring average.
Adams on Why He Chose UNM: “I chose to play golf at UNM because I believe it is the best place for me to play in competitive tournaments, improve my game and become the best I can be.”
Coach Millican on Adams: “Connor will come in after a great summer, including an impressive ninth-place finish at the Texas Amateur Championship in June. His recent success shows he may be ready to make an impact on our lineup early on.”
Carson Herron | 6-1 | 180 | Deephaven, Minn.
Herron joins the Lobos from Minnetonka High School where he was a five-year golf letterman. Herron, a four-year honor student who graduated Magna Cum Laude, was named all-state in 2021 and earned all-conference honors twice (2019, 2021). In addition, Herron finished seventh in state competition at the State Class AAA Boys Tournament (73, 68). He placed 30th as a sophomore before the pandemic cancelled the tournament his junior season.
Herron is a fourth-generation golfer whose father, Tim Herron, was a three-time All-American for the Lobos and graduated from UNM in 1993. Two-time WAC Golfer of the Year, Tim Herron went on to play 25 years on the PGA Tour and was inducted into the UNM Hall of Honor in 2017. He has collected four PGA Tour wins over the course of his career and currently plays on the Champions Tour.
The golf in Herron’s blood extends three generations as not only his father, but also his grandfather and great-grandfather, both named Carson Herron, have competed in U.S. Opens.
Additional accomplishments for Herron include placing second the Minnesota Boys PGA Junior Championship and a win in the 2020 ‘Sota Series Match Play Championship.
Herron on Why He Chose UNM: “I chose UNM because I want to get a good education and pursue a major in business, as well as go somewhere I can play college golf.”
Coach Millican on Herron: “Carson will come in after a great senior year. He has good length and experience of playing against great fields and different types of weather growing up in Minnesota. We look forward to the impact he will have here at New Mexico.”