Las Vegas, Nev. - The New Mexico State men's golf team carded an 18-over par, 306 in the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Friday at the Southern Highlands Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nev. The Aggies are currently in 14th out of 15 teams.
"This is a tough golf course and a very strong field and today we got off to a slow start and just couldn't put things together," head coach Mike Dirks said. "Hopefully we can come out tomorrow and climb the leader board a bit and get ahead of some of those ranked teams in front of us."
Senior Zachery Fullerton led the Aggies on the day with a 1-under par, 71 recording four birdies on the day. He is tied for 10th overall. Junior Justin Shin was 3-overpar, 75 in round one and is tied for 40th overall with one birdie in the round.
Freshman Brett Walker carded an 8-over par, 80 in round one with one birdie, tying him at 65th, while senior Gaston De La Torre shot 8-over par, 80, placing him tied for 65 th. De La Torre also had just on birdie on the day. Redshirt senior Miko Alejandro recorded a 12-over par, 84 and is in 77th overall. He had two birdies in the first round.
California leads the tournament at 2-under par, followed by UNLV (-1), Texas A&M (E), UCLA (+3) and Stanford (+4). Logan McCracken of Texas Tech leads the tournament at 6-under par.
The Aggies will be back in action tomorrow morning for the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.