Sauer, Carlson Shoot 67's in the John Burns Final Round
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/22/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 22, 2008

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The University of New Mexico men's golf team shot a season low 279 in the final round of the 2008 John Burns Intercollegiate on the Leilehua Golf Course in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Lobos finished with a three-round total of 861 (290-292-279), three strokes under par and in 16th place in the 21-team field.

UNM was led by junior Jon Sauer and freshman Tom Carlson, who both shot 5-under 67's today. Carlson finished tied for 24th at 6-under par (73-70-67=210) in just his second career start. Sauer had his first under-par round of the tournament and his lowest of the season today, finishing at 2-under (73-74-67=214) and tied for 44th.

No. 15 Auburn ran away with the title, posting a 44-under 820 (278-273-269) and breaking the tournament record by three strokes. Cal's Stephen Hale shot three 67's on his way to a 15-under 201 to take the individual title.

Junior Steve Saunders shot a 1-over 73 today. He finished tied for 65th at 2-over (71-74-73=218). Junior Parker Pemberton finished his third round with an even-par 72. He shot a 3-over 219 (73-74-72) to tie for 70th overall. Sophomore Kyle Nielsen finished the tournament at 11-over par (74-79-74).

The Lobos return to action on March 14-16 at the E-Z-Go Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. The three-round tournament will be played at the Forest Heights Country Club and hosted by Georgia Southern.