Oct. 25, 2009
DALLAS, TEXAS: The University of New Mexico men's golf team concludes its fall schedule at the 2009 Baylor Intercollegiate, played Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27 at Dallas' Royal Oaks Country Club.
The 54-hole event features 36 holes played in a shotgun format on Monday and the final 18, seeded based on Monday's results, played Tuesday. The Lobos tee off at 7:30 a.m. MST on Monday.
New Mexico finished in sixth place at last year's Baylor Intercollegiate with a 29-over-par 881, while Jon Sauer topped all Lobos with a ninth-place finish individually. Sauer finished with a 4-over 217.
THE FIELD: The Baylor Intercollegiate features a 12-team field, six of which are ranked in the Golfweek NCAA Top 50: No. 8 Texas, No. 20 Texas A&M, No. 37 SMU, No. 41 Baylor, No. 43 New Mexico, No. 49 Arkansas, BYU, Iowa, Lamar, Tulsa, UT-San Antonio.
LOBO LINEUP: Head coach Glen Millican will send the following players: 1) James Erkenbeck, 2) John Catlin, 3) Travis Ross, 4) Nick Geyer, 5) Ryan Smith. Samuel Chavez will also compete at the Baylor, playing as an individual.
Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com, with daily recaps available on GoLobos.com.
LOBOS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS: New Mexico has dropped nine spots in the Golfweek NCAA national rankings since peaking at 34. The Lobos enter the Baylor Intercollegiate ranked No. 43. New Mexico has dropped nine spots in the Golfweek NCAA national rankings since peaking at 34. The Lobos enter the Baylor Intercollegiate ranked No. 43.
ERKENBECK NOTCHES ANOTHER TOP-10: Sophomore James Erkenbeck landed his second top-10 finish in as many tournaments with his third-place tie at the Alister MacKenzie.
Erkenbeck finished tied for third place with Oregon State's Diego Velasquez at 7-under. Erkenbeck fired a 6-under-par 65 in the second round, matching his career low for 18 holes. He completed the Alister MacKenzie with a two-round total of 135.
Erkenbeck's other 65 came in the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate, an event at which he took top individual honors.
The third-place finish marks Erkenbeck's second straight top-10 finish this season and third in 17 varsity events.