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Men’s golf moves up

February 29th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Heavy rain kept WNMU and several other teams from completing play in round 2 of the Coyote Classic; WNMU used the delay to regroup and finish strong on Tuesday to move from 10th to 7th place in the 17 team tournament. Hosted by CSU-San Bernardino, the tournament features some of the best schools in the NCAA including WNMU.

After posting an opening round 301 in tough conditions, WNMU rebounded in round 2 for a team total 295 and had their best score in round 3 with a 287 which was the 4th best round of the day. Michael O’Connor led the Mustangs with rounds of 74-72-72 finishing in a tie for 20th place individually. Kenny Maroney was just one stroke back carding scores of 78-73-68; Patrick Beyhan recovered from an opening round 76 to add rounds of 75-71 finishing in 32nd. Ben Nelson was steady with 75-75-76 and Michael Lopez shot 76-76-79 to round out the Mustang scoring.

Chico State ran away with the tournament posting a team score of 845 as compared to WNMU’s 883. Grand Canyon finished 2nd at 864. WNMU will see many of these teams in the NCAA Super Regionals later this season. The Stangs will have a couple of weeks off before heading to Albuquerque for the Mustang Intercollegiate at UNM Championship Golf Course on March 19-20.

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