Feb. 3, 2004
SABINO SPRINGS, ARIZ. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team opened the spring season with a second place finish at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate. The Lobos finished 18-under par (275-269-290) ten strokes behind champion and tournament host University of Arizona.
Individually, the Lobos were led by transfer Spencer Levin playing in his first tournament for New Mexico. Levin shot an 11-under par 202 (70-63-69) on the par-71, 6,793 yard Arizona National Country Club to finish in a tie for third. UNM also placed two other golfers in the top-15 in Jay Reynolds and Jay Choi. Reynolds finished tied for ninth at 5-under par (69-68-71), while Choi finished 3-under par (66, 69, 75) in a tie for 12th. Other Lobo individual results: Tyler Symons playing as an individual finished tied for 28th at 1-over par (71, 74, 69), Ian Medlock shot a 2-over par 215 (71, 69, 75) to finish tied for 33rd, Madalitso Muthiya finished tied for 37th at 4-over par (70, 71, 76) and Charlie Beljan playing as an individual finished tied for 67th at 14-over par (72, 74, 81).
Medalist honors went to Chris Nallen of Arizona who led wire-to-wire and finished at 18-under par (63-64-68). Michael Putnam of Pepperdine was second at 13-under par (68-65-67).
New Mexico will return to action on February 18-20, at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Honolulu, Hawai'i.