Jan. 28, 2008
The University of New Mexico men's golf team is currently tied for ninth midway through the second round of the PING Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz. The second round was called due to darkness, leaving the Lobos at 16-over par. No. 25 Tennessee leads the tournament at 15-under.
Junior Jon Sauer is leading the way for the Lobos at 4-under. He shot a career-best 68 in the first round, carding four birdies and one boogey on the par-71 Tucson National Golf Course. He is currently 1-under through 15 holes in his second round and is tied for seventh in the individual race. UCLA's Kevin Chappel leads the individuals at 7-under.
Junior Steve Saunders is tied for 35th at 4-under after 15 holes of his second round. He shot a 2-over 73 in the first round earlier in the day. Senior Robb Bierbaum and junior Daniel Saltz are both 9-over and tied for 65th. Beirbaum has played 12 holes while Saltz is through the 13th in their second round.
Freshman Tom Carlson is tied for 55th at 8-over in his Lobo debut. He shot a 76 in his first round and is 3-over through 14 in the second round. Juniors Parker Pemberton and Jacob Lestishen are both playing as individuals for UNM. Pemberton is 6-over and tied for 44th while Lestishen is 10-over and tied for 71st in the 87-player field.
UNM will conclude the second round followed by the third and final round tomorrow at the Tucson National Golf Club.