Oct. 26, 2009
DALLAS - The University of New Mexico men's golf team found itself in third place at 10-over-par at the Baylor Intercollegiate when play was suspended by course officials at the Royal Oaks Country Club due to unrelenting rain.
Thunderstorms in the Dallas area have dropped over four inches of rain on the Royal Oaks Country Club overnight. The rain combined with wind gusts up to 25 miles-per-hour to provide conditions course marshals deemed unfit for further play.
The Lobos shot a 7-over-par 291 in the opening round of the rain-soaked tournament. New Mexico entered the second round in second place, six strokes behind leader Texas A&M.
New Mexico ended play Monday afternoon five strokes behind leader Iowa (+5) and four behind A&M (+6).
New Mexico's John Catlin shot a 2-under 69 in the first round and is currently tied for fourth place at even-par through five holes of the second round, one shot behind co-leaders Vince India (Iowa), Joakim Mikkelsen (Baylor) and Cameron Peck (Texas A&M).
James Erkenbeck completed his first round having carded a 2-over 73, while Travis Ross shot a 3-over 74, Nick Geyer a 4-over 75 and Ryan Smith a 7-over 78. Sam Chavez carded a 3-over 74 playing as an individual.
The Lobos will tee off Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m. with the rest of the field - weather permitting - as they try to get in all three rounds of the Baylor Intercollegiate.