Open Announce

Lobos in Second After First Day of Tucker Intercollegiate

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– The New Mexico men’s golf team is in second place after the first day of its home event, the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course. The Lobos are at 10-under through 36 holes after a 6-under first round in the morning and a 4-under second round in the afternoon.

BYU leads the tournament at 21-under after an 18-under second round. The Lobos are in second at 10-under, with San Diego and New Mexico State tied for third at 2-under. Those four schools were the only teams in the 18-team field to finish the day under par.

“We shot 10-under, which isn’t a bad score,” said head coach Glen Millican. “We didn’t play perfect golf by any means, but we played a lot of good golf. We are still in position to be in the hunt tomorrow. BYU played an amazing round of golf this afternoon and hats off to them, but we have one round left. We can play well tomorrow and hopefully make it close.”

Sam Choi led the Lobos on Friday after shooting a pair of 4-under 68s to be in second on the individual leaderboard at 8-under. Bastien Amat is T-10th at 2-under after rounds of 72 and 70. Matthew Watkins and Brandon Shong each had rounds of 71 and 73 to finish the day at even par. Ignacio Arcaya rounded out the lineup at 5-over, posting rounds of 75 and 74.

Three Lobos are playing the event as individuals, led by Carson Herron, who shot rounds of 72 and 74 to be at 2-over. Jack Anderson ended the day at 5-over, while Connor Adams is at 12-over.

The final round of the event begins Saturday with a 7:45 shotgun start. Admission is free and live scoring is available on GolfStat.

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