NM State Men's Golf Heads to NCAA Regional in Colorado
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  05/16/2011

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced, May 10, that the New Mexico State men's golf team will be the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Regional Tournament at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo., May 19-21.

    "I think Colorado is a great place for us to be going for regional," head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "We played at this course earlier in the year and also playing at altitude gives us a small advantage. I feel this is a good draw for us and having the experience we have I think its sets up well. We still have to go in and play solid golf. I know we are capable of that and if we do, we could be on our way to the NCAA Championship tournament."

    This is the fourth straight trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the Aggies. NM State won its fifth WAC Championship, May 4, earning a spot at the regional tournament.

    The Aggies send senior Tim Madigan, junior Gaston De La Torre, junior Zachery Fullerton, sophomore Justin Shin and freshman Collin Pratt to the regional tournament. Madigan, De La Torre and Shin all competed in the 2010 regional tournament.

    Joining the Aggies, who just won their fourth straight WAC title, will be the following teams ranked in order:
    Oklahoma State, Georgia, Auburn, Arizona State, Clemson, Chattanooga, TCU, North Florida, Northwestern, Colorado State, San Jose State and Denver.

    Last year at the 2010 NCAA Southwest Regional Tournament, the Aggies finished in seventh place shooting a final round score of 9-over par, 297, finishing the tournament with a three round score of 31-over par, 895. The Aggies' Tim Madigan led the team with a three round score of 4-over par, 220, finishing in a tie for 11th overall. Madigan carded a final round score of 2-over par, 74.

    For more information on the NCAA golf tournament, fans can check out the NCAA website at www.ncaa.com. Fans should check www.nmstatesports.com for updates on the WAC Champion men's golf team.

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