Beljan Named PING Second Team All-American
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/08/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

June 8, 2007

Lobo senior Charlie Beljan has earned PING Second Team All-American honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America. The 2007 Mountain West Conference Men's Golfer of the Year, Beljan, recently completed his Lobo career at the NCAA Championships. He is the 34th Lobo to earn All-American honors and the fifth under head coach Glen Millican.

Beljan posted a 70.50 strake-average in 38 rounds this season, the second lowest stroke average in school history behind Spencer Levin's 69.95 in 2004-05. He won three tournaments during his final year at New Mexico, including the William H. Tucker (67-71-72=210, -6), Club Glove Intercollegiate (71-76-71=218, +2) and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (66-67-68=201, -15). His 201 at the ASU Thunderbird was a career-low for 54 holes and tied for the third lowest score in school history.

Beljan was a two-time All-MWC selection and was the 2004 MWC Freshman of the Year. He made two appearances at the NCAA Championships, missing the 2005 tournament due to injury. He twice posted 65's - PING Arizona Intercollegiate second round and NCAA West Regional first round - tying for the ninth lowest 18-hole score in school history.