May 23, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- University of New Mexico men's golfer Travis Ross completed the Lobos' season Saturday afternoon, carding a 7-over-par 79 in the final round of the NCAA West-San Diego Regional tournament to finish tied for 54th.
Having qualified as an individual, Ross needed to finish first among the other nine individuals to the southern California tourney to qualify for the national championships. His final tally of a 12-over 78-71-79=228 landed him 12 strokes behind low-individual Nick Delio of Cal-State Northridge.
"I played well, I just was poor around the greens," Ross said. "For whatever reason I wasn't able to find a comfort level with my putting. I think that was pretty much the difference."
Ross closes his New Mexico career with a 73.07 scoring average over 82 rounds, sixth best in school history. He finished the 2010-11 season with a 72.80 average with a low round of 65 coming at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational back in October.