Lobos Finish in 9th Place at the Windon Memorial Classic
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/08/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 8, 2007


The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished tied for ninth at the conclusion of the Windon Memorial Classic hosted by Northwestern University today. 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.

Sauer finished 3-under for the tournament with a three-round total of 210 (70-69-71), three strokes under par and tied for fifth overall. It is the lowest 54-hole total by a Lobo in four tournaments this season. He birdied two of his last three holes today.

Northwestern won the event with a three-round total of 848 (285-284-279, -4). Marquette's Mike Van Sickle (70-70-66) and Minnesota's Clayton Rask (75-66-65) tied for medalist honors with a 7-under total of 206.

Senior Robb Bierbaum tied for 31st overall, posting a 6-over 219 (72-73-74) while sophomore Kyle Nielsen tied for 40th at 9-over (76-72-74=222). Junior Steve Saunders finished with a 224 total (72-73-79=224) in a tie for 48th. Sophomore Brandon Putnam tied for 64th at 18-over (74-79-78=231).

The Lobos next travel to the Club Glove Invitational hosted by Pepperdine at Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif., on Oct. 22-23.