Oct. 5, 2007
OPENING DRIVE: The University of New Mexico men's golf team travels to the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill., hosted by Northwestern University Oct. 7-8. The Lobos will play 36 of the 54 holes on Sunday, beginning with tee times at 6:45 a.m. (M.D.T.). The final 18 holes begins on Monday, also at 6:45 a.m.
This is the 11th Windon Memorial Classic, named for Bernie Windon, who started the tournament in 1993. SMU won last year's event, played on the par-71 Skokie Country Club course. Mustang Colt Knost took home medalist honors.
THE FIELD: Competing in the Windon Memorial Classic along with the Lobos are DePaul, Indiana, Kansas, Kent State, Marquette, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Northwestern Purdue and SMU.
THE COURSE: The Windon Memorial Invitational will be played on the par-71 Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.
RESULTS: Results can be found on the University of New Mexico web site at www.GoLobos.com following the conclusion of competition on each day. Live scores will also be available through GolfStat.com on GoLobos.com.
Lobo Players: Lobo head coach Glen Millican will go with senior Robb Bierbaum, juniors Jon Sauer and Steve Saunders and sophomores Kyle Nielsen and Brandon Putnam this week.
Bierbaum - Career best T17 at Husky Invite last week.
Sauer - First time with the varsity team this season.
Saunders - Career-high 82 at Husky Invite last week.
Nielsen - First action of the season.
Putnam - Career-best T12th at Husky Invite.
Putnam Drops in First Career Ace: UNM Sophomore Brandon Putnam carded his first ace on the 216-yard par 3 eighth hole at the Husky Invitational last week. He flew a 4-iron off the tee into the cup for the hole-in-one.
Husky Invitational Recap: The Lobos finished in 12th place out of 13 teams with a two-round total of 33-over 609 (305-304). Sophomore Brandon Putnam carded a hole-in-one on the 216-yard par-3 eighth hole in the second round. Putnam played 36 holes today at 3-over par (74-73=147) and tied for 12th place in the individual race to lead UNM. The final round of the event was cancelled due to rain.
New Mexico Flavor: For the first time in head coach Glen Millican's tenure, three native New Mexicans were in field at once for the Lobos. Junior Steve Saunders and sophomore Brandon Putnam from Albuquerque and junior Guillermo Chavez hails from Clovis competed at the season opening Gene Miranda Invitational and last week's Husky Invitational. Redshirt freshman Alez Zannes and freshmen James Gehrke, both from Albuquerque, give the Lobos a total of five New Mexicans on the roster.
William H. Tucker INVITATIONAL RECAP: The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished the 2007 William H. Tucker in seventh place after a final round 298 (+10) at the UNM Championship Course today. UNM ended the tournament with a 21-over total of 885 (297-290-298), 21 strokes behind Pepperdine's winning score of 864 (289-286-289, E). Junior Steve Saunders led UNM with a 1-under 215 (70-71-74), while Pepperdine's Jesse Barnsley won the individual title with a 12-under 201 (66-67-71).
GENE MIRANDA FALCON INVITATIONAL RECAP: UNM finished ninth at the 2007 Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational at the Eisenhower Course in Colorado Springs, Colo. New Mexico finished with a three round total of 877 (291-295-291), 25 strokes off the pace set by Iowa State (286-283-283=852) and Wichita State (288-278-286=852). UNM was led by Putnam and Sauer, both finishing tied for 19th individually at 2-over (216). Chavez tied for 45th overall with a 7-over 223 (74-74-75). Saunders was one stroke back with a 224 (73-78-73, +8) while Lestishen tied for 51st at 225 (77-72-76, +9).