Lobos Leap Into 2nd Place At National Invitational Tourney
Tucson, Arizona -- Just one day after sitting in 9th place at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, the UNM men's golf team made a monumental seven-place jump into second place with one day of competition remaining.
Four of UNM's five golfers scored par or better Monday, and the Lobos were paced by sophomore Madalitso Muthiya, who shaved 8 strokes off of his first round score of 75, to fire an amazing 67 (-5) which catapulted him into a third place tie.
As a team, the Lobos (580, +4) trail only host Arizona, which is eight strokes in front (572, +4) and lead third place TCU and Texas (585, +9).
Michael Letzig stayed solid for the Lobos, carding a 71 (-1) Monday after his 73 (+1) Sunday. He is currently tied for 9th place overall (144, E). Jay Choi also improved upon his first round score of 79 (+7) with a 70 (-2) Monday to leap from a tie for 61st place into a tie for 26th.
Derek Abel (150, +6) is tied for 30th and Jay Reynolds, in his first action since the first week of February, struggled to a second round 79 (+7) and is currently knotted with three others at 50th place (153, +9).
Play finishes Tuesday. Check GoLobos.com for results.