April 7, 2008
The University of New Mexico men's golf team stumbled to 13th place in the standings after the first two rounds of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas, today. UNM is currently 42-over (306-304=610) in the 54-hole event. No. 5 Oklahoma leads the 15-team field with a 9-over total of 557 (291-286) after two rounds.
Junior Jon Sauer had the best round of the day for the Lobos with a 2-over 73 in the afternoon 18. He is currently tied for 40th at 9-over (78-73=151). The very long University of Texas Golf Course, playing 7,412 yards and a par-71, has been tough for the entire 78-player field. Texas's Charlie Holland leads the event at 1-under (68-73=141) and is the only player under par in the field.
Junior Jacob Lestishen has a pair of 76s and is tied for 46th at 10-over (152). Sophomore Brandon Putnam shot a 76 in the first round and a 77 in the second to finish at 11-over (153) and tied for 49th. Sophomore Kyle Nielsen is 12 over (154) after shooting 76-78 in the first and second rounds, respectively. Junior Steve Saunders is tied for 69th at 17-over (79-80-159).
The Lobos will play the final round tomorrow, beginning with tee times at 7:00 a.m. (M.D.T.). The Lobos will begin teeing off on the back nine at 7:00 a.m. Live scores will be available via GolfStat on GoLobos.com.