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Lobos Travel to Arizona for 2023 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship

by Steve Kirkland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico will travel to Arizona this week for the 2023 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The event will begin Friday at the 7,289-yard, par-70 Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

The Lobos advanced to the NCAA Championship by finishing fourth at last week’s Salem Regional in South Carolina. The 30-team field, the five top finishers at each of the six regionals, will play the first three rounds of the event Friday-Sunday. The top 15 teams will make the cut and play the final round of stroke play on Monday. The top eight teams from stroke play will advance to match play, which will crown the national champion. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be Tuesday and the final on Wednesday. Golf Channel will televise the action live for the final three days (Monday-Wednesday) and there will be live scoring throughout the week on

The Lobos are making their 43rd NCAA Regional appearance, their first since 2017. New Mexico has 11 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championship, highlighted by a T-4th finish in 1973. Under the current format, New Mexico has made match play once at the NCAA Championship, finishing 6th in stroke play in 2013 before falling to eventual champion Alabama in the match play quarterfinals. Tommy Armour III own’s the best NCAA individual finish by a Lobo, earning a T-5th mark at the 1981 Championship at Stanford.

New Mexico’s lineup for the event is Albert Boneta, Bastien Amat, Matthew Watkins, Carson Herron and Brandon Shong. Connor Adams is the alternate in the lineup.

The Lobos enter the NCAA Championship ranked No. 46 nationally by Golfstat. They have set the school record for the lowest 54-hole score in program history in each of the last two events, shooting 35-under for a runner-up finish at the Mountain West Championship and topping that mark with a 42-under score to finish fourth at the NCAA Salem Regional. New Mexico has two victories this season, at the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno in the fall and at the Lamkin San Diego Classic in March.