Lobos Look to Defend MWC Championship
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/27/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 27, 2004

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team travels to Sunriver, Oregon for the Mountain West Conference Championships. The MWC Championships will be played on Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 1. The Lobos are the defending MWC champions as they defeated BYU and San Diego State by 9-strokes last year to win their first MWC title. Coach Glen Millican will take juniors Madalitso Muthiya and Jay Reynolds, sophomores Jay Choi and Spencer Levin and freshman Charlie Beljan with him to Sunriver to look for their second straight conference championship. The tournament will be 54-holes, 18-holes played each day, with tee times beginning each morning at 9:30 AM (PST).

THE COURSE: The MWC Championships will be played at the 7,270 yard, par-72 Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

RESULTS: Live scoring of the three day event can be found on the golfstat website at www.golfstat.com or at the MWC webiste at www.themwc.com. A recap of the championship can be found at the MWC website or at the UNM website at golobos.com.

UNM AT THE MWC CHAMPIONSHIPS: This year will mark the fifth MWC Championship and the Lobos enter as the defending champions for the first time. The Lobos have always finished in the top half of the MWC Championships with fourth place finishes in 2001 and 2002 and a second place finish in 2000. UNM has also had one medalist winner, when Michael Letzig won the championship last season. New Mexico has won 15 conference championships in school history (6 Skyline, 8 WAC and 1 MWC) and 13 individual championships.

NEW MEXICO IN THE POLLS: The Lobos are ranked 19th in the latest Golf Week/Sagarin Performace Index Poll. Florida maintains the top spot and is followed by Clemson. UNLV is the top MWC school ranked 14th, while BYU is 22nd as the only teams along with UNM from the MWC to be ranked. New Mexico also has two individuals in the top 100 of the rankings with Jay Choi at 97 and Jay Reynolds at 100. The top MWC individual is Ryan Moore of UNLV ranked second.