Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Week

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior Sam Saunders has been selected Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for tournaments played April 2-7. This is Saunders’ first golfer of the month/week accolade of his career.

 

SAM SAUNDERS, NEW MEXICO
Senior, Albuquerque, N.M. / La Cueva HS

 

  • Helped New Mexico capture the team title at the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Georgia, with a 54-hole of 26-under par 838.
  • Carded his lowest 54-hotel score as a Lobo with a 10-under 206 (66-70-70) on the par 72, 7,161-yard Forest Hills course. His tie for fourth place also marked his highest finish as a collegian.
  • Was under par for all three rounds for the first time in his career, and his first-round 66 stands as his lowest 18-hole total at UNM.
  • Placed ahead of nine players ranked in the top 50, according to Golfweek.com/Sagarin, and four of the nation's top 13 players.