July 21, 2008
Former University of New Mexico men's golfer Doug LaBelle II (1995-98) finished the 2008 British Open tied for 51st at 17-over par (78-70-74-75=297) this weekend. He shot a final round 75 on Sunday in his first career British Open appearance.
LaBelle II started the weekend with an 8-over 78 in the first round. He made the cut by birdieing three of his last four holes in the second round to shoot an even-par 70 on Friday. LaBelle II battled tough conditions throughout the weekend, posting 74-75 in the final two rounds, respectively.
LaBelle II has made six cuts in 14 events on the PGA Tour so far this season. He has one top-10 finish and a pair of top-25 showings in his second full season on tour.
LaBelle II was joined at the British Open by former Lobo Michael Letzig. Letzig did not make the cut in his first time at The Open. For complete scores and coverage of the 2008 British Open visit, www.OpenGolf.com.