Goodyear, Ariz. - The New Mexico State men's golf team carded a two-round score of 8-over par, 568 at the 2012 Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz., Monday. The Aggies are in 17th out of 23 teams at the 7,133 yard, par 70 Talking Stick-North Golf Club.
"Justin played solid again and Gaston put together to good rounds," head coach Mike Dirks said. "We need to find them some help at four and five. The day started off well but things just got away from us in the second round. We need to move forward and try and finish the tournament strong."
Junior Justin Shin carded the lowest score for the Aggies in two rounds with a 4-under par, 136 (66-70). Shin is tied for eighth overall. Senior Gaston De La Torre was 2-under par, 138 (67-71) after two rounds and is tied for 20th.
Freshman Brett Walker carded rounds of 72-73 for a 3-over par, 145 and is tied for 77 overall, while red shirt senior Miko Alejandro was 9-over par, 149 (72-77) and is tied for 106th overall.
Newcomer Zach Adam shot a two-round score of 12-over par, 152 (74-78) in his first collegiate competition. He is currently 119th overall.
San Diego and Kansas State lead the team tournament at 15-under par, followed by Colorado State (-13), Colorado (-8) and Arizona (-5). Mike Wuertz of Colorado State leads the individual tournament at 12-under par.
The Aggies will be back on the course for the final round Tuesday morning beginning at 8 a.m. with a shot gun start.