May 9, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of New Mexico men's golf team earned a berth in the NCAA West Regional, the NCAA Division I men's golf committee announced Monday afternoon. The Lobos will head back to the updated Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif., where they won the Nelson Invitational, on May 19-21 as the second seed in the West Region. This marks the 21st consecutive year New Mexico has made postseason action.
UNM enters the championships with an automatic bid after winning their third consecutive MWC Championships. Spencer Levin and Charlie Beljan were named to the All-MWC team, and head coach Glen Millican was named MWC Coach of the Year.
The Lobos join UNLV, Auburn, Arizona State, UCLA, Arizona, BYU, South Carolina, Southern Cal, Washington, LSU, Pepperdine, San Diego State, UC-Riverside, St. Mary's CA, Stanford, Texas-Arlington, Colorado State, Cal Poly, Fresno State, Oregon, Denver, South Alabama, Illinois State, Samford, Princeton and Central Connecticut State. UNLV was the top seeded team in the West Regional followed by the Lobos, Auburn, Arizona State and UCLA.
The NCAA Men's Golf Championships are divided into three regional sites and conclude with the finals June 1-4, at the Caves Valley Golf Course in Baltimore, Md. Each regional site hosts 27 teams, with the top 10 in each region advancing to the finals.
Live stats of the NCAA West Regional will be available at www.GolfStat.com.