Lobos Tied for 26th After Day One
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/30/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 30, 2007

The University of New Mexico finds itself in a tie for 26th place after the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships being played at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. The Lobos, who teed off in the first wave this morning, shot a 13-over-par 293 on the par-70, 6,803-yard course. UNM is tied with Texas Tech and Wake Forest. Complete results and live scores are available at www.golfstat.com.

The Lobos trail first-round leader Stanford by 18 shots. The No. 2-ranked Cardinal had a team total of 275 with Coastal Carolina two shots back at 277. Top-ranked Georgia is eighth at 282. Only six of the 30 teams were able to break par.

Senior Charlie Beljan led the Lobos with a 1-under 69 and is tied for 15th place.

Junior Robb Bierbaum carded a 3-over 73, followed by sophomore Nick Geyer at 5-over 75. Sophomore Steve Saunders and freshman Kyle Nielsen each finished with a 76.

The overall individual leader is Stanford's Rob Grube, who blazed to a 6-under 64. A total of 50 golfers shot par or better today.

The Lobos will be in the afternoon wave for Thursday's second round. The UNM quintet tees off between 11:17 and 11:55 a.m. MDT.