LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's golfers junior Justin Shin and senior Zachery Fullerton were selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA Regional Tournament at the Stanford Golf Course, May 17-19.
Shin competed in 12 tournaments for the Aggies in 2011-12, averaging 70.8 strokes per round, and recorded 23 rounds of even or under par golf during the season. Shin finished in second place three times in 2011-12 and recorded seven top-5 finishes. He finished second at the 2012 WAC Championships (4/30-5/2) with a three-round score of 5-under par, earning first team All-WAC honors. Shin placed second overall at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tournament (10/24-25) by shooting 12-under par, and helped the Aggies finish in third place as a team. He shot a 2-under, 208 at the 66th Annual Western Intercollegiate (4/14-15) and finished in a tie for second place. Shin shot a tournament-low and career-low of 64 in the final round of the 2012 Desert Shootout (3/22-24). He finished the tournament eight strokes under-par and tied for a fourth place finish. Shin finished in third place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (9/25-27), carding a score of 4-under par. Shin shot an 8-under par at the Mark Simpson Invitational (9/12-13), finishing in fourth place. Shin finished in second place at the two-round 2012 New Mexico Cup (2/4) where he shot a 7-under par. At the 2012 Wyoming Cowboy Classic (4/9-10) Shin shot a season-low 66 in the first round. He led the Aggies finishing at 4-under par and tied for a ninth place finish.
Fullerton competed in 10 tournaments for the Aggies in 2011-12, averaging 73.3 strokes per round, with a low round of 62. He carded 12 rounds of even or under par golf for the season. Fullerton had two top-5 and four top-10 finishes, including two tournament victories. He finished tied for 16th at the 2012 WAC Championships (4/30-5/2) with a three-round score of 9-over par, while earning second All-WAC honors. Fullerton won the Rice Intercollegiate tournament (2/20-21) with a score of 4-under par, 210. He also won the two-round 2012 New Mexico Cup (2/4), carding a 12-under par, 132. Fullerton tied for seventh place at the Mark Simpson Invitational (9/12-13). He tied for ninth place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tournament (10/24-25) and helped lead the Aggies to a third place team finish.