New Mexico Climbs to Seventh at MWC Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/08/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 8, 2010

Tucson, Ariz. --- The University of New Mexico men's golf team shot a 5-over-par 289 Friday morning at the second round of the Mountain West Conference Championship Tournament, held at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Course.

Friday's round was good enough to bump the Lobos two spots in the team standings, from ninth to seventh. New Mexico now stands at 33-over for the tournament with a two-round total score of 311-289=600.

Freshman John Catlin carded a 1-over 72 to move from a tie for 27th place to 25th - tops among the Lobos. Senior Nick Geyer shot New Mexico's lowest round of the day, carding an even-par 71 to move up 10 spots from 36th to 26th place. Geyer is tied with Utah's Derek Adams and Air Force's Andrew Hoops for 26th.

Junior Tom Carlson and freshman Ryan Gay each carded 2-over 73s to make significant strides up the individual leaderboard. Carlson moved from 41st place to 33rd at 11-over, while Gay improved to 39th from 44th at 13-over.

Junior Travis Ross slid back one spot from 32nd to 33rd after shooting a 5-over 76. Ross and Carlson are both 11-over.

Colorado State's Ryan Peterson currently leads all individuals at 7-under, followed by San Diego State's Tom Berry at 6-under, UNLV's Derek Ernst at 3-under and six others tied at 2-under.

The Rams also lead the team competition at 11-under, with UNLV in second at 7-under, San Diego State third at 6-under, Brigham Young fourth at 2-under and TCU in fifth at 23-over.

The Lobos start Saturday's third and final round at 8 a.m. MT. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.