Shin and Fullerton to Compete at NCAA Regional Golf Tournament
New Mexico State men’s golfers junior Justin Shin and senior Zachery Fullerton were selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA Regional Tournament at the Stanford Golf Course, May 17-19.
Shin competed in 12 tournaments for the Aggies in 2011-12, averaging 70.8 strokes per round, and recorded 23 rounds of even or under par golf during the season. Shin finished in second place three times in 2011-12 and recorded seven top-5 finishes. He finished second at the 2012 WAC Championships (4/30-5/2) with a three-round score of 5-under par, earning first team All-WAC honors. Shin placed second overall at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tournament (10/24-25) by shooting 12-under par, and helped the Aggies finish in third place as a team. He shot a 2-under, 208 at the 66th Annual Western Intercollegiate (4/14-15) and finished in a tie for second place. Shin shot a tournament-low and career-low of 64 in the final round of the 2012 Desert Shootout (3/22-24). He finished the tournament eight strokes under-par and tied for a fourth place finish. Shin finished in third place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (9/25-27), carding a score of 4-under par. Shin shot an 8-under par at the Mark Simpson Invitational (9/12-13), finishing in fourth place. Shin finished in second place at the two-round 2012 New Mexico Cup (2/4) where he shot a 7-under par. At the 2012 Wyoming Cowboy Classic (4/9-10) Shin shot a season-low 66 in the first round. He led the Aggies finishing at 4-under par and tied for a ninth place finish.
Fullerton competed in 10 tournaments for the Aggies in 2011-12, averaging 73.3 strokes per round, with a low round of 62. He carded 12 rounds of even or under par golf for the season. Fullerton had two top-5 and four top-10 finishes, including two tournament victories. He finished tied for 16th at the 2012 WAC Championships (4/30-5/2) with a three-round score of 9-over par, while earning second All-WAC honors. Fullerton won the Rice Intercollegiate tournament (2/20-21) with a score of 4-under par, 210. He also won the two-round 2012 New Mexico Cup (2/4), carding a 12-under par, 132. Fullerton tied for seventh place at the Mark Simpson Invitational (9/12-13). He tied for ninth place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tournament (10/24-25) and helped lead the Aggies to a third place team finish.