June 3, 2005
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team moved up from 25th to a tie for 12th in the third round and made the cut for the first time since 1997. The Lobos shot an 11-over par 291, which was the best round of the day, in the third round on the par-70, 7,131-yard Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., and is now 40-over par (289-300-291=880) for the tournament. Georgia holds the team lead at 15-over par and is nine strokes in front of second place Georgia Tech.
Individually the Lobos were led by junior Spencer Levin who shot a 1-over par 71 in the third round. Levin is tied for 29th at 8-over par (72-75-71=218) for the tournament. Other Lobo results are senior Madalitso Muthiya (75-74-72=221) and junior Jay Choi (73-75-73=221) are tied for 50th at 11-over par, senior Miguel Griego is tied for 74th at 14-over par (71-76-77=224) and junior Mark Anderson is tied for 132nd at 21-over par (73-83-75=231).
The individual leader is Michael Putnam of Pepperdine at 2-under par (67-67-74=208) and leads Major Manning of Augusta State and Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech by one stroke.
The fourth and final round of the NCAA Championships continues tomorrow at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. For full results and final round tee times of the NCAA Championships visit www.golfstat.com.