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Lobos Finish Fifth at Mountain West Championship

by Steve Kirkland

BREMERTON, Wash. –– The New Mexico men’s golf team used a strong final round to climb the leaderboard at the Mountain West Championship during Sunday’s play at the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club. The Lobos, who were in 10th place after the first round and eighth place after the second round, shot 12-under in the final round, the lowest round of the day, to finish in fifth place at 3-under.

San Diego State won the conference title at 22-under, overtaking Colorado State late as the Rams finished at 18-under. Nevada was third at 10-under and Boise State was fourth at 8-under.

Sam Choi finished T-3rd on the individual leaderboard at 8-under after a final round 65, the lowest round of the week at Gold Mountain. Carson Herron shot a final round 69 to finish at 2-over. Bastien Amat was also at 2-over for the week after shooting even par 72 on Sunday. Matthew Watkins and Brandon Shong each were in red numbers during the final round, carding a 1-under 71 each.

“It was a great round for us to finish the week with,” said head coach Glen Millican. “Sam finished his Mountain West career with a fantastic round to lead us to one of the best rounds we’ve played this year. It was really impressive for our guys to come out and play so well today.”

The Lobos will now await its selection to the NCAA Regionals. The selection show will air on Wednesday on Golf Channel, with NCAA Regional play held May 16-18.