NM State Men's Golf Heads to 45th Annual Morris Williams Intercollegiate
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  04/03/2011

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The Aggie men's golf team will play their third golf tournament in three weeks this coming Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5 as they compete in the 45th annual Morris Williams Intercollegiate.

The tournament an 18-team, 54-hole stroke play event is held annually in memory of former University of Texas golf star Morris Williams, Jr., who died in a plane crash while serving in the Air Force in 1953. The tournament will be held at the par 71, 7,412 yards University of Texas Golf Club.

Head coach Scott Lieberwirth knows that this tournament will feature some tough competition but feels that his team will be ready for the challenge.

The Aggies will take senior Tim Madigan, junior Gaston De La Torre, junior Joon Lee, sophomore Justin Shin and junior Zachery Fullerton.

The Aggies are coming off a sixth place finish at the Border Olympics Golf Tournament this past weekend. Senior Tim Madigan led the Aggies by placing third overall at 11-under par. Junior Gaston De La Torre placed fifth at 10-under par.

NM State will face some tough competition at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate including Texas, Arkansas, Kent State, New Mexico, Pepperdine, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UT San Antonio, UT Arlington and Denver

The Aggies last played at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in 2009, placing 14th as a team. Travis Reid led the Aggies with a three-round score of 16-over par, finishing 32nd.

The Aggie will play 54-holes on day one of the tournament followed by 18-holes on day two. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com and final results will be available at NMStateSports.com following each day of competition.

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