Lobo Men Tie for 8th in San Diego 0

UNM Lobo men Ross Sinclair

Sam Choi, Ross Sinclair Lead the Lobo Squad

The University of New Mexico Lobo men finished tied for eighth in the Lamkin San Diego Classic this week. The top eight spots were separated by just a few strokes as the Lobos finished just nine strokes out of second place.

UCLA claimed the win finishing 4-over (868) while Nevada at 10-over, Washington at 11-over, San Diego at 12-over and Colorado State at 13-over were each separated by just one stroke. No. 26 Kansas finished 17-over followed by BYU at 18-over and USC and New Mexico at 19-over.

The 54-hole event was held at San Diego Country Club in occasionally chilly and breezy conditions.

The Lobo men were led by junior Sam Choi who was 1-over on the tournament after posting scores of 68, 75 and 74. Redshirt-senior Ross Sinclair was the next-highest Lobo on the leaderboard, finishing 6-over with scores of 74, 72 and 76 over three rounds.

Sinclair led the tournament in pars with 37, tying with two others. Choi collected 34 pars.

Freshman Bastien Amat was just behind with one more stroke (7-over). He went 74, 75 and 74 in his first collegiate tournament as a member of the lineup. Amat ranked in the top 25 in most birdies, registering a team-most ten.

Full results are here.

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Sophomore Albert Boneta chopped six strokes off of his round-two score to post a 74 in round two. He tied for 62nd (227, 11-over) and was also the only Lobo to register an eagle in the competition, which he posted on the par-5 14th hole.

Junior Brandon Shong rounded out the Lobo five with an 84 in round three to finish 20-over for the evention.

The Lobos are scheduled to return to action March 15-16 at the George Hannon Invitational hosted by UT Austin in Austin, Texas.

Featured image, Ross Sinclair, courtesy Lobo Athletics

By New Mexico Golf News staff

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Dan Vukelich, former editor of ABQ Free Press and Sun Country Golf magazine, is editor of NewMexicoGolfNews.com. He's a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Golf Travel Writers of America. Reach him at dan@newmexicogolfnews.com

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