Sam Saunders
Sam Saunders
Lobos Golf Men 4th in Hawaii; Final Round Cancelled
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2014


Tournament winner: California (-16)
UNM standing: fourth place (+1)

Individual medalist: Justin Kelley, BYU (-10)
Lobo individuals:
Andrej Bevins (E)
Sam Saunder (E)
Victor Perez (+1)
Gaving Green (+2)
Joe Abella (+10)
Mitch Johnson (+10)

In Lihue, Hawaii, inclement weather forced the cancellation of the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate on Friday, leaving the 15th-ranked University of New Mexico men's golf team with a fourth-place finish.

UNM shot a 288-289=577 for a 1-over-par score through 36 holes, 17 strokes behind winner and third-ranked California (278-282=560). The Bears were 16 under in the 17-team tournament.

The Lobos finished in the top five for the sixth time in seven events this season and for the 31st time in their last 35 tournaments, going back to the start of the 2011-12 season.

No. 38 BYU, behind individual medalist Justin Kelley's 10-under 134, tied for second with No. 6 Texas A&M at 7-under 569. The Cougars shot 287-282, while the Aggies had 286-283.

Junior Sam Saunders and true freshman Andrej Bevins finished in a five-way tied for 18th at even-par 144. Junior Victor Perez was a shot back at 1-over 145 and a tie for 23rd.

Junior Gavin Green was another shot back at 2-over 146 and tied for 31st. Redshirt freshman Mitch Johnson tied for 77th with a 10-over 154, as did sophomore Joe Abella, who was competing as an individual.

UNM's next event is the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas, Nev., from March 7-9.