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New Mexico Finishes Second at Tucker Intercollegiate

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– The New Mexico men’s golf team took second place at its home event, the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, as play concluded Saturday at the UNM Championship Course. The Lobos shot 6-over during the final round to finish the event at 4-under, one of two teams to play the event under par

BYU won the tournament with a score of 23-under. Following the Lobos at 4-under were Louisville at 2-over and San Diego at 3-over. Aidan Thomas of New Mexico State was the individual medalist at 9-under.

“Finishing second, and beating the teams we beat, there are a lot of positives we can take from this week,” said head coach Glen Millican. “While you feel good about beating the teams we beat, it also doesn’t feel good to get smoked by BYU on your own course. They played great and had that one terrific round yesterday afternoon that separated them from the field. We played well but still made too many mistakes to be in contention against a team that was playing at that level. We learned a lot this week and look forward to our next tournament.”

Sam Choi was the low Lobo at the tournament, finishing in a tie for second on the individual leaderboard at 8-under, one shot off the lead. Choi finished with an even par final round after back-to-back 68s on Friday.  Brandon Shong shot a final round 73 to finish the event at 1-over, tied with teammate Bastien Amat, who shot a final round 75 to finish at 1-over. Ignacio Arcaya rounded out the scoring four on Saturday with a final round 74 to finish at 7-over. Matthew Watkins finished at 8-over after a final round 80.

Three Lobos played the event as individuals, led by Jack Anderson, who shot 74 on Saturday to finish at  7-over. Carson Herron finished the event at 8-over and Connor Adams shot 17-over.

The Lobos return to action Oct. 11-12 at the Wolf Pack Classic, hosted by Nevada at Hidden Valley CC in Reno, Nev.

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