Junior Pat Beyhan led NM State on the day with a first round score of 2-over par, 74, tying him for 44th overall. Senior Willy Hogan and junior Brett Walker each shot rounds of 3-over par, 75, placing them in a tie for 54th.
Freshman Luis Medina and sophomore Kenneth Fadke II rounded out the team scores for the Aggies by shooting 5-over par, 77, respectively. Both golfers are tied for 69th.
Sophomore Joey Martinez, who is playing as an individual in the tournament, carded a 5-over par, 77 in round one and is also tied for 69th.
California leads the tournament at 20-under par, followed by Arizona (-7), Oklahoma State (-6), UNLV (-4) and San Diego State (-4). Brandon Hagy of California leads the individual tournament at 8-under par.
The Aggies and rest of the field will be back in action Saturday morning for the second round of play, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (MT)