San Diego, Calif. - The New Mexico State men's golf team is currently in sixth-place after the first round of the 2010 NCAA Southwest Regional in San Diego, Calif., at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club. The Aggies shot an opening round score of 8-over par, 296.
"This is a very tough golf course with long fairways and small greens," head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "If you don't hit good iron shots you will be in big trouble. I was pleased with our play today but tomorrow we need to get a complete team effort in order to stay in the hunt."
Leading the way for the Aggies was junior Tim Madigan who carded a first round score of 3-under par, 69. Madigan is currently second overall. Senior Ryan Word is tied for 12th overall after shooting a 1-over par, 73 in the opening round of play.
Freshman Justin Knauber carded a 4-over par, 76 in round one and sits in a tie for 40th overall, while freshman Justin Shin went 6-over par, 78 in the opening round. Shin is tied for 60th overall. Sophomore Gaston De La Torre rounded out the Aggie competitors with an 11-over par, 83, putting him in a tie for 72nd after the first round of play.
Oregon, California, Tennessee and UNLV are all tied for first-place with an opening round team score of 6-over par, 294. Central Florida is at 5-over par followed by the Aggies at 6-over par. Eddie Olsen of UNLV leads the individual tournament after carding a 4-under par, 68.
The Aggies will be back on the course for the second round of play Friday, May 21st with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.