Oct. 18, 2007
OPENING DRIVE: The University of New Mexico men's golf team travels to the Club Glove Intercollegiate in Somis, Calif. on Oct. 22-23. The 54-hole event is hosted by Pepperdine University at the Saticoy Country Club. The first round begins on Monday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 a.m. (M.D.T.) with tee times on the first and 10th holes. The third round is set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, with tee times at 8:15 a.m. on the first hole.
THE FIELD: Competing in the Club Glove Intercollegiate along with the Lobos are Pepperdine, Colorado, Colorado State, Georgia State, Kansas State, Lamar, Loyola Marymount, LSU, Memphis, Nevada and UC Santa Barbara.
THE COURSE: The Club Glove Intercollegiate will be played on the 7,050-yard, par-72 Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.
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. It is the second straight tournament Millican is using this line up of Lobos.
Bierbaum - 77-77-80=243, +18, T27th at last year's Club Glove.
Sauer - 3-under 210 at the Windon, tying for 5th.
Saunders - 77-78-79=234, +18, T27th at last year's Club Glove.
Nielsen - Tied for 40th at the Windon.
Putnam - Career-best T12th at Husky Invite.
Lobos at the Club Glove Intercollegiate: This will be the fourth time UNM has traveled to the Club Glove Intercollegiate in head coach Glen Millican's career, competing in the event in 2002, 2003 and 2006. UNM won the team title in 2000, when Millican was an assistant coach with the Lobos. UNM's team performances at the Club Glove under Millican are:
2002 298-291-298=887, +23 4th/12
2003 312-298-301=911, +47 9th/12
2006 300-305-299=904, +40 2nd/12
Jay Choi (72-70-69=211, -5) won the individual title for New Mexico in 2002, while Charlie Beljan (71-76-71=218, +2) took home the trophy for the Lobos last season. Senior Robb Bierbaum and sophomore Steve Saunders are both making their second appearance at the Club Glove. They both finished 18-over and tied for 27th at last year's tournament.
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.
Windon Memorial Classic Recap: The Lobos finished tied for ninth at the conclusion of the Windon Memorial Classic hosted by Northwestern University. The Lobos posted a final score of 872, 20-over par (288-287-297) at the par-71 Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Junior John Sauer led the way for UNM the whole tournament shooting an even-par 71 for the last 18 holes.
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.
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).
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.
Millican Second IN career Wins Among Lobo Head Coaches: The Lobos have won 13 events under current head coach Glen Millican, the second highest number by a head coach in school history. Dick McGuire won 28 times in his tenure from 1954-76.