April 6, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas --- The University of New Mexico men's golf team carded a 26-over-par 310 Tuesday at the final round of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, landing them in sixth place. The Lobos finished with a 38-over 281-299-310=890.
Individually, New Mexico John Catlin finished tied for fifth place after shooting a 6-over 77 in the final round. Catlin had shared the lead going into the final round. He finished with a 6-over 69-73-77=219.
The fifth-place finish is Catlin's first top-10 finish and his highest as a Lobo. The impressive freshman has now finished in the top 25 in seven of the nine tournaments he's played in this year.
Catlin is coming off an impressive showing at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, where he cinched two of New Mexico's four match wins en route to the Lobos claiming the team title.
Sophomore James Erkenbeck finished tied for 37th with a 14-over 73-77-77=227. Freshman Ryan Gay, playing a an individual, finished tied for 51st at 17-over, shooting a 73-84-73=230. Brandon Putnam finished 82nd with a 32-over 78-84-83=245.
Georgia's Harris English took medalist honors, shooting a tournament-low 6-under 65 in the final round to finish with a 1-under 75-72-65=212. English's efforts propelled the Bulldogs to the team title. Georgia beat host Texas by one stroke, finishing with a 26-over 287-307-284=878. The Longhorns closed with a 27-over 292-287-300=879.
The Lobos take the course next at the Aggie Invitational, April 17-18, before heading to the Mountain West Conference Championship Tournament May 6-8.