LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced, May 6 that the New Mexico State men's golf team will be the No. 13 seed in the NCAA Regional Tournament at the par-70, 7,036-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., hosted by Arizona State, May 16-18.
This is the fifth trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the Aggies. NM State won its sixth WAC Championship, May 1, earning a spot at the regional tournament.
The Aggies send senior Justin Shin, freshman Kenneth Fadke, sophomore Brett Walker, junior Willy Hogan and senior Derek Baade to the regional tournament. Shin competed in the Aggies’ last trip to the regional tournament in 2011.
Joining the Aggies will be the following teams ranked in order: UCLA, Duke, Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson, Vanderbilt, UCF, North Carolina, Arizona State, Kennesaw State, Arizona, Austin Peay, NM State and Lehigh.
In 2011, NM State carded a 7-over par, 295 in the final round and finished the tournament 14-over par, 878. As a team, the Aggies finished 12th overall. Tim Madigan finished tied for 31st overall after carding a final round score of 2-over par, 74. Madigan was 1-over par, 217 (72-71-74). He recorded three birdies on the day. Gaston De La Torre fired the best round of the day for NM State with an even-par, 72. He was 4-over par, 220 (75-73-72) for the tournament and tied for 47th overall.