Lobos Finish 29th at NCAA Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/01/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

June 1, 2007

The University of New Mexico season came to an end today at the 110th NCAA Men's Championships held at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. The Lobos shot 11-over 291 in the third round to finish at 872, good for 29th place in the 30-team field. The top-15 teams advance to Saturday's final round. Complete results and live scores are available at www.golfstat.com.

Stanford continues to lead the tournament on the par-70 layout, holding a two-shot lead over Coastal Carolina, which shot 8-under today.

Individually for New Mexico, senior Charlie Beljan shot a 3-over 73 to finish in a tie for 57th at 213. Beljan's final collegiate round was an adventure. He was four over after just three holes due in part to a triple-bogey 7 on the first hole. Beljan trimmed two shots with an eagle-3 on the par-five sixth then started the back nine with consecutive birdies. However, he suffered a double bogey on 16.

Sophomore Nick Geyer produced the Lobos' low round of the day, a 1-over 71. Geyer finished the tournament at 9-over 219. Also at 219 for the 54 holes was fellow sophomore Steve Saunders. The Albuquerque native closed with a 75 today.

Freshman Kyle Nielsen shot 72 and ended at 14-over 224 while junior Robb Bierbaum had an 80 for a three-day total of 230 or 20-over.

There's a three-way tie for the individual lead at 6-under between Stanford's Rob Grube, Clemson's Kyle Stanley and Cameron Tringale from Georgia Tech.

Beljan is the Lobos' lone senior.