June 2, 2004
HOT SPRINGS, Va. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team moved down two spots to a tie for 19th after two rounds of the NCAA Championships. The Lobos shot an 11-over par 291 for the second straight day and are now 22-over par on the par-70, 6,679 yard, Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead Resort. The UNM highlight of the day was junior Jay Reynolds carding an ace on the par 3, 192 yard 11th hole. The overall lead still belongs to California-Berkley as they are 8-over par (279,289) and lead Kentucky by one stroke.
UNM was led by sophomore Spencer Levin and freshman Charlie Beljan as they both carded an even par 70 in the second round. Levin leads the Lobos tied for 23rd at 2-over par (72-70-142), while Beljan (76-70=146) and junior Madalitso Muthiya (70-76=146) are tied for 59th at 6-over par. Other Lobo results are Reynolds is tied for 88th at 8-over par (73-75=148) and sophomore Jay Choi is tied for 139th at 14-over par (77-77=154).
The individual lead belongs to Jeff Hood (65-71=136) of California-Berkley, Chris Nallen (69-67=136) of Arizona and Matt Wells (68-68=136) of Kentucky as they are all three at 4-under par.
The NCAA Championships in Hot Springs, Va. continues tomorrow with the third of four rounds. Tee times begin at 7:00 AM (EST), with New Mexico scheduled to tee off at 12:18 PM (EST). Live stats are available throughout the tournament at www.golfstat.com.