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Men’s Golf Opens Play at Maui Jim Intercollegiate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The New Mexico men’s golf team began its 2021-22 season Friday as the Maui Jim Intercollegiate began at the Mirabel Golf Club. The Lobos shot 4-over during the first round and are tied for 10th place after 18 holes of play.

Sam Choi led UNM during the opening round, shooting a 2-under 68 to place in the top 20 of the individual leaderboard. Bastien Amat shot an even-par round of 70 while Matthew Watkins and Carson Herron each shot 3-over 73 to complete the scoring four for the Lobos. Albert Boneta rounded out the lineup with a 4-over 74, while Brandon Shong shot an even-par while competing as an individual.

“It was good to finally get the season underway,” said head coach Glen Millican. “We didn’t play our best, but we had a couple birdies coming in that helped. Sam and Bastien had nice rounds to lead us today.”

Georgia Tech is the first-round leader at 16-under, followed by Clemson at 14-under and Auburn at 9-under.

The second round of the event is scheduled for Saturday and the final round will be Sunday at the Mirabel Golf Club. Live scoring of the event is available on

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