Lobos in Sixth Place at the Baylor Intercollegiate
Oct. 27, 2008
The University of New Mexico men's golf team finished the first 36 holes of the Baylor Intercollegiate in sixth place today. The Lobos are currently 23-over par (292-299=591) and 14 strokes off the pace set by No. 22 Texas A&M (288-289=577, +9). Senior Jon Sauer leads the Lobos with a two-round total of 146 (76-70=146, +4) and is tied for 12th place in the individual race.
Playing in cold and windy conditions at the 7,068-yard, par-71 Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas, the Lobos are in the middle of a strong group of 12 teams. Texas A&M's Bronson Burgoon leads the individuals with a 3-under 139 (68-71).
Sauer opened the day with a 5-over 76 in his first round. He was 3-over after his first two holes, but held it together for the rest of his morning 18. He posted the Lobos' round of the day with a 1-under 70 in the afternoon. He birdied two of his last six holes to tie his season low.
Freshman James Erkenbeck and senior Parker Pemberton are both 8-over and tied for 25th after the first two rounds. Erkenbeck shot a 72 in the first round and finished with a 78 in the afternoon. Pemberton had a 73 in the first round and was cruising at 2-under through six holes in his second round. However, he gave back eight strokes over the next seven holes to finish with a 76. Pemberton was up-and-down throughout his second round, posting three double-bogeys and five bogeys against two eagles and a birdie.
Senior Steve Saunders is currently tied for 29th at 9-over (77-74=151). He shot a 6-over 77 in the first round that included eight bogeys and two birdies. He carded a 74 in the second round.
Junior Nick Geyer is 10-over at 152 (71-81) after two rounds and tied for 32nd. He opened the day with an even-par 71 in the first round, finishing with two birdies in his final five holes. His second round was a little more difficult as he carded an 81 in the afternoon.
The final round of the Baylor Intercollegiate begins tomorrow with tee times at 7:00 a.m. (M.D.T.). Live scoring will again be available via GolfStat on GoLobos.com.