Oct. 2, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished second at the 50th annual William H. Tucker Invitational. The Lobos could not overcome a six-stroke deficit and fell two strokes short of Arizona. UNM shot an even-par round of 288 today and finished the tournament at 7-under par (286-283-288=857), while Arizona carded a 4-over par 292 today and finished the tournament at 9-under par (279-284-292=855).
Individually, junior Spencer Levin was just out-distanced by UNLV's Ryan Moore. The two were tied at 10-under with three holes to play, but Levin bogeyed No. 16 and Moore birdied No. 18 for a two-stroke win. Levin shot a 1-under par 71 today and finished at 9-under par (71-65-71=207), while Moore shot the low round of the day with a 7-under par 65, which included six consecutive birdies, and finished at 11-under par (71-69-65=205).
The Lobos had three other players in the top-20, with senior Miguel Griego tied for 11th, sophomore Charlie Beljan tied for 13th and senior Jay Reynolds tied for 16th. Griego was 1-under par today and ended the tournament at even par (70-75-71=216). Beljan carded a round of even par today and was 1-over par (71-74-72-217) for the tournament. Reynolds ended today's round 3-over par and finished the tournament at 2-over par (75-69-74=218). Other Lobo results are senior Madalitso Muthiya finished tied for 46th at 7-over par (74-75-74=223), junior Mark Anderson, playing as an individual, finished tied for 59th at 9-over par (76-77-72=225) and junior Jeb Gruenberger, playing as an individual, finished tied for 91st at 19-over par (73-78-84=235).
The Lobos will return to the links on Friday October 22 at The Nelson in Stanford, California. For full results of the William H. Tucker, visit the golfstat website at www.golfstat.com.