Goodyear, Ariz. - The New Mexico State men's golf team carded a 3-over par, 291 in the second round of the 2012 Desert Shootout at the 7,015-yard, par 72 Palm Valley Golf Course. The Aggies are currently in 14th out of 15 teams after two rounds at 8-over par, 584.
"I thought both Miko and Gaston had solid rounds on the course today," head coach Mike Dirks said. "We just need to be more consistent and get help from the lower half of our line up. Hopefully we can come out and finish the tournament strong tomorrow."
Senior Gaston De La Torre carded his second 3-under par, 69 of the tournament and is now 6-under par, 138 (69-69). He is currently tied for fourth overall. Junior Justin Shin is tied for 28th overall after a second round score of 1-over par, 73. He is even-par, 144 (71-73) for the tournament.
Redshirt senior Miko Alejandro improved 11 strokes from round one to round two, carding a 2-under par, 70. He is now tied for 79th overall at 7-over par, 151 (81-70). Junior Derek Baade was 7-over par, 79 in round two and is now 11-over par, 155 (76-79) and in 89th place. Freshman Cosme Beamonte shot a 9-over par, 81 and is now tied for 91st overall at 14-over par, 158 (77-81).
Freshman Simon Miller is placing as an individual in the tournament and is 14-over par, 158 after two rounds. In the round two he fired a 10-over par, 82, placing him in a tie for 91st overall.
BYU leads the tournament at 28-under par, followed by Denver (-14), Wichita State (-12), San Diego (-10) and Air Force (-7). Alex Ching of San Diego and Justin Keiley of BYU led the individual tournament at 12-under par.
The Aggies will be back in action tomorrow morning for the third round and final round beginning at 8 a.m.