AUSTIN - The New Mexico State men's golf team is in 11th place after two rounds of play at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, Monday, April 4 on the University of Texas Golf Club Course, a par 71, 7,412 yard course. The Aggies tallied a 319 in round one and improved their play in round two coming in with a 306.
The 18-team tournament features Texas, Arkansas, Kent State, New Mexico, Pepperdine, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UT San Antonio, UT Arlington and Denver. No. 13 Texas (GolfStat.com ranking) is on top of the leader board with a 600 while the Aggies are just four strokes behind No. 44 Kent State.
"This is easily the toughest course we have played all year and then you add in 20-30 mph wind. The scores for the entire field reflect how tough it was for everyone to play today," head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "I thought we played better golf in the second round and if we eliminate the big scores tomorrow and put these first two rounds behind us and we should be ok. There is no margin for error on this course."
Senior Tim Madigan was the top finisher for NM State after two rounds with a 12-over-par 154 (78-76) to tie for 23rd. Madigan fired six birdies on Monday, and junior Gaston De La Torre made five birds to tie for 29 with a 13-over-par 155 (80-75). Junior Zachery Fullerton came in tied for 35th shooting a 78 in rounds one and two making two birdies.
Junior Joon Lee struggled on day one as he tied for 54 with an 18-over 160, while sophomore Justin Shin rounded out the NM State line up with a 172 coming in 79th.
The Aggies finish the Morris Williams Intercollegiate with 18-holes of play, Tuesday, April 5. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com.