NMSU Golf Wins Rice Intercollegiate Tournament
Junior Gaston De La Torre won his first career golf tournament as an individual with a three-round score of 9-under par, 207. As a team the Aggies also won the team title, with an 11-under par, 853 for the tournament. NM State shot a 5-under par, 283 in the final round. This was the first team win for the Aggies this season.
De La Torre carded a final round score of 4-under par, 68, winning the individual title by three strokes over the closet competitor. He tallied four birdies in the final round.
Junior Joon Lee fired a final round score of 1-over par, 73, which included five birdies on the day. He finished the tournament in eighth-place with a three-round score of 3-under par, 213.
Senior Tim Madigan carded his second straight round of even-par golf in the final round, placing tied for 17th overall with a three-round score of 1-over par, 217. Freshman Collin Pratt stormed back in the final round with a career-low 2-under par, 70, finishing the tournament at 5-over par, 221. Pratt finished tied for 37th.
Sophomore Justin Shin had a tough final round with a 5-over par, 77, finishing tied for 51st overall with a three-round score of 7-over par, 223. Junior Zachery Fullerton bounced back from round two with a 1-under par, 71 in the final round, placing tied for 32nd overall with a three-round score of 4-over par, 220.
Following the Aggies was Florida Gulf Coast at 8-under par, Wichita State (-7), Houston (+1) and Rice (+5).
The Aggies will be back in action on March 7-8 at the Fresno Lexus Classic in Fresno, Calif.