New Mexico Heads to Hot Springs for NCAA Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/28/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 28, 2004

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The University of New Mexico men's golf team travels to Hot Springs, Va., for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships will be played at the par-70, 6,679 yard Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead Resort on Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4. The Lobos earned a berth in the NCAA Championships with their second place finish at the NCAA West Regional. Coach Glen Millican will take juniors Madalitso Muthiya and Jay Reynolds, sophomores Jay Choi and Spencer Levin and freshman Charlie Beljan with him to Hot Springs. The tournament will be 72-holes, 18-holes played each day, with only the top-18 teams playing on the final day. Tee times for the NCAA Championships begin each morning at 7:00 AM (EST).

THE COURSE: The NCAA Championships will be played at the 6,679 yard, par-70 Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.

RESULTS: Live scoring of the four day event can be found on the Golfstat website at www.golfstat.com. A recap of the NCAA Championships can also be found at the UNM website at golobos.com.

A LOOK AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: New Mexico will enter the NCAA Championships after a second place finish in the NCAA West Regional and is the 15th ranked team in the country. Other teams joining the Lobos are #1 Florida, #2 Clemson, #3 Georgia, #4 Arizona State, #5 UCLA, #6 Georgia Tech, #7 Oklahoma State, #8 Arizona, #9 Texas, #10 TCU, #11 USC, #13 Oklahoma, #17 Kentucky, #19 California, #21 BYU, #23 Washington, Auburn, North Carolina, Georgia State, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Rhode Island, SMU, Texas A&M, Purdue, Kent State, Wichita State, Pepperdine and Toledo. UNM is 36-31 against the teams in the NCAA Championships and have not been on the course with six of the teams.

UNM AT THE NCAA'S: This will be New Mexico's 20th consecutive appearance in the NCAA's and third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships. The last time the Lobos did not earn a berth in either a NCAA Regional or Championship was 1984. UNM has qualified for the NCAA Championships 28 times.

NEW MEXICO IN THE POLLS: The Lobos are ranked tied for 15th in the latest Golf Week/Sagarin Performance Index Poll (May 9). Florida maintains the top spot and is followed by Clemson. New Mexico also has two individuals in the top 100 of the rankings with Spencer Levin at 11 and Jay Choi at 69.