Open Announce

Lobos Hold Lead After Day One in Nevada

by Steve Kirkland

RENO, Nev. –– The New Mexico men’s golf team leads the Wolf Pack Classic after the first day of play at Hidden Valley Country Club. When play was suspended due to darkness late in the second round, the Lobos were the only team under par, sitting at 3-under and holding a six-shot lead.

New Mexico shot 4-under during the first round to have the 18-hole lead and is 1-over in the second round with players having two to four holes left to play. San Francisco is second at 3-over par, with host Nevada in third at 7-over.

“Our guys played well today in some extremely difficult conditions,” said head coach Glen Millican. “We had a great effort all day long and put ourselves into a great position heading into tomorrow.”

Four Lobos are in the top-10 of the individual leaderboard. Bastien Amat is in second place at 2-under, shooting a 1-under 71 in the first round and being 1-under through 14 holes of his second round. Albert Boneta is T-3rd at 1-under, sitting at 1-over through 16 holes of the second round after posting a 2-under 70 in the morning. Sam Choi is T-5th at even par, shooting a first round 71 and at 1-over in the second round with three holes to play. Brandon Shong is T-9th at 2-over, shooting even par in the first round and 2-over through 15 holes of the second round. Matthew Watkins rounds out the lineup at 11-over and Ignacio Arcaya is at 3-over while playing as an individual.

The conclusion of the second round will be Tuesday morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The final round will start immediately after the conclusion of the second round.