NMSU Men's Golf Leads WAC Championships

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:00pm

The New Mexico State men's golf team came out firing in the second round of the 2010 Men's Golf WAC Championships on Tuesday. The Aggies had four players under par on their way to a 14-under par, 274. NM State is currently at 19-under par and in first-place as a team by four strokes over Nevada.

"This is the first time all year we had five solid rounds in a single round," head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "Having four guys in the 60's is easily our best performance of the year and I'm just happy for those guys. We are putting it together at the right time. We wanted to be in a position to win going into the final round and we did that so now it's up to how we perform tomorrow. I like the position that we are in and we are playing with a lot of confidence right now. It's fun to watch."

Junior Tim Madigan continues to lead the tournament at 12-under par, 132 after two rounds of play. In round two, Madigan carded a 4-under par, 68. He recorded three birdies and an eagle on the day.

Freshman Justin Shin shot a 3-under par, 69, tying him for eighth overall after two rounds. Shin's scorecard had four birdies and an eagle in the second round. It was his second straight round under par in the tournament.

Sophomore Gaston De La Torre carded four birdies and two eagles on his way to a second round score of 4-under par, 68. De La Torre had the low round of the day for NM State and is now in a tie for eighth overall for the tournament.

Senior Ryan Word fired a 3-under par, 69 in round two despite a triple bogey on the final hole of play. He recorded six birdies on the day and now sits in a tie for 18th overall. Word improved seven strokes from round one to round two. Freshman Justin Knauber improved 5 strokes from round one to round two, carding a 1-over par, 73. He is currently tied for 33rd overall. Knauber recorded three birdies on the day, all on the back nine.

Following New Mexico State after two rounds is Nevada (-15), San Jose State (-11), Fresno State (-6), Idaho (-1), Louisiana Tech (+4), Boise State (+14), Utah State (+16) and Hawai'i (+24).

Tee times for the final round of 2010 Men's Golf WAC Championship will begin at 7:00 a.m., Wednesday morning.

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