El Paso, Texas – The New Mexico State men’s golf team currently holds an eight stroke leads over the rest of the field after 36 holes of the Price’s Give ‘Em Five UTEP Collegiate Golf Invitational on Friday at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
Pat Beyhan fired rounds of 69 and 67, putting him in a four-way tie with San Jose State’s Marcus Potter (67-69) and Cody Blick (69-67) and UTEP’s Martin Simonsen, at 8-under par, with 18 holes remaining on Saturday. A shotgun start is set for 8 a.m.
NM State leads the team race (278-273-551), followed by Colorado (275-284-559), San Jose State (280-281-561), Kansas (283-282-565), Air Force (276-289-565), Nebraska (286-284-570), UTEP (288-289-577), Northern Colorado (287-291-578), Idaho (290-289-579), Seattle (292-287-579), Western New Mexico (289-291-580), Grand Canyon (295-289-584), UC Riverside (289-298-587), Boise State (296-301-597) and Utah (304-300-604).
First-place NM State has four individuals in the top-10 including Beyhan, Brett Walker, who is tied for fifth place, at 7-under par, 173 (70-67), Kenneth Fadke, who is tied for 10th place at 5-under par, 139 (70-69) and Travis Benson, at 5-under par, 139, tying for 10th.
A shotgun start is set for 8 a.m., Saturday morning for the final round of play.