April 30, 2004
SUNRIVER, ORE. - The University of New Mexico moved up the leaderboard on the second day of the Mountain West Conference Championships and are in contention for their second straight MWC Championship. The Lobos fired a 2-under par 286 on the par-72, 7,568 yard Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort and are now 5-over par (295-286=581) in second place after 36-holes of play. UNM trails only BYU by 3-strokes, as the Cougars also shot a 2-under par 286 today and are now 2-over par (292-286=578) after two days.
Individually for the Lobos, sophomore Jay Choi carded the best UNM round of the second day with a 2-under par 70 and is now 2-under par for the tournament at 142 (72-70). Choi is tied for fifth with freshman Charlie Beljan who shot his second straight 1-under par 71. Sophomore Spencer Levin also moved up the leaderboard with a 1-under par 71 and is tied for ninth at 1-over par (74-71=145). Other UNM results are junior Jay Reynolds is tied for 25th at 8-over par (78-74=152) and junior Madalitso Muthiya is tied for 33rd at 13-over par (81-76=157).
The individual lead still belongs to Martin Laird of Colorado State who followed up his course record 64 with a 1-over par 73 and is 7-under par at 137 after 36-holes of play. Laird leads teammate Nolan Martin, Mark Warman of San Diego State and Ryan Moore of UNLV by 2-strokes.
The MWC Championships at the Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort conclude tomorrow with the final 18-holes beginning with tee times at 10:00 AM (PST). Live scoring of the MWC Championship is available at www.golfstat.com.