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Matthew Watkins - Men's Golf - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Matthew Watkins






Rockwall, Texas

Previous School

Rockwall HS

JUNIOR (2022-23): Competed in 11 events with a stroke average of 71.15 … had 18 rounds of par or better … only Lobo to make the cut at the NCAA Championship, finishing 28th (3-over) for the best NCAA finish by a Lobo in a decade … season-best 207 (6-under) to finish T-6th at Thunderbird Collegiate … shot a collegiate best 65 in the final round of the NCAA Salem Regional.

SOPHOMORE (2021-22): Competed in all 13 events with a stroke average of 73.46 … had 16 rounds of par or better … season-best 209 (1-under) at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate … season-best finish of T-16th with a 212 (4-under) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay … season-best round of 68 in the final round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.

FRESHMAN (2020-21): Competed in the last four tournaments of the season … best finish was tied for 19th at the 2021 Mountain West Championships (-1) … finished tied for second on the team as a freshman with a 71.75 stroke average … registered a low round of 69 at the Thunderbird Collegiate … 1o of his 12 rounds counted toward the team score (83.33 percent) … finished tied for 32nd at the 2021 NCAA Albuquerque Regional (+1).

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed as a standout at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas where he averaged 71.8 strokes per round … earned two district championship titles in 2016-17 and 2018-19 … helped his 2019 squad qualified for the Texas State Championship

PERSONAL: Born November 13 in Dallas, Texas to parents Wesley Watkins and Lindsay Humphrey … has three siblings , Caroline (15), Ava (14) and William (3).