Lobos Earn Two National Weekly Honors
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/26/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 26, 2006

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team earned two national honors this week. Golfweek magazine named the Lobos the men's golf team of the week and senior Charlie Beljan was named the men's golfer of the week.

In its season-opening event, New Mexico placed last in the 15-team field at the Inverness Intercollegiate. However, playing at home was the perfect tonic. The Lobos posted rounds of 286-297-291 to win the William H. Tucker Invitational by one shot over BYU.

As for Beljan, he made a 12-foot birdie putt on his final hole Sept. 23 to win his first college title at the William H. Tucker Invitational. Beljan's birdie gave the Lobos a one-shot win in their own tournament. He opened the Tucker with a tournament-low 67, finished the 54-hole event at 6-under 210 and won by a shot over UNLV's Jarred Texter.

The Lobos return to action on October 8-9, at the Windon Memorial.