Feb. 20, 2008
The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished the first round of the 2008 John Burns Intercollegiate in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 16th place today. The Lobos shot a 2-over 290 at the par-72 Leilehua Course and were led by junior Steve Saunders' 1-under 71 in the opening round.
Saunders is tied for 30th in the individual race and is the only Lobo to shoot par or better today. No. 15 Auburn, Arizona and San Diego State are all tied for first place with a 10-under 278. Auburn's Jay Moseley, Arizona's Tarquin Macmanus and San Diego State's Johan Carlsson all shot 66's in the first round to tie for the individual lead.
The Lobos were very consistent in their first round with no player shooting over a 74. Juniors John Sauer and Parker Pemberton and freshman Tom Carlson all shot 1-over 73s in their first rounds. Sophomore Kyle Nielsen finished with a 2-over 74.
New Mexico will play the second of three rounds tomorrow at the Leilehua Course. The John Burns concludes on Friday with the final round of the 54-hole event.