Lobos Finish 12th at Ping Arizona Intercollegiate
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/30/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 30, 2007

TUSCON, Ariz. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished 12th at the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate. The Lobos ended the tournament at 23-over par (290-292-293=875) on the par-71, 6,793-yard Arizona National Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona. The team title went to UNLV at 23-under par four strokes better than BYU.

Individually, UNM was led by senior Charlie Beljan who moved up the leaderboard the final two rounds to finish tied for second. In the second round Beljan moved up from 19th to fourth with a career-best 65, which is also tied for the ninth best round at UNM. Beljan was 10-under par (70-65-68=203) for the tournament.

Other Lobo results were sophomore Nick Geyer tied for 45th at 6-over par (71-74-74=219), sophomore Dan Saltz tied for 57th at 11-over par (75-74-75=224), junior Robb Bierbaum tied for 72nd at 16-over par (74-79-76=229) and sophomore Steve Saunders was 81st at 25-over par (79-79-80=238). Playing as individuals for New Mexico were freshman Kyle Nielsen, who tied for 72 at 16-over par (74-77-78=229) and sophomore Jacob Lestishen tied for 83rd at 28-over par (80-74-87=241).

The individual title went to Brian Prouty of Arizona at 14-under four strokes in front of Beljan and Seamus Power of East Tennessee State

Next up for New Mexico is the John Burns Intercollegiate in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 21-23. Full results of the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate can be seen at www.golfstat.com.