UNM Extends Lead After Second Round of MW Men's Golf Championship

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TUCSON, Ariz. – New Mexico extended its one-shot lead after day one into a 10-stroke advantage after the second round of the 2014 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship. The 23rd-ranked Lobos fired a 3-under-par 281today on the par-71,7,144-yard Omni Tucson National Catalina Course and have a 36-hole total of 8-under 560 (279-281). New Mexico was the only team to shoot under par on day two despite windy conditions in the morning and rain in the afternoon. San Diego State is in second place with a combined score of 1-over 569 (281-288), while UNLV is third at 7-over 575 (280-295). Air Force remains in fourth place at 14-over 582 (287-295), followed by Nevada and Colorado State tied for fifth with identical scores of 18-over 586. Wyoming and Utah State are tied for seventh (593), while Boise State and San José State are knotted at ninth (600) and Fresno State is 11th (606).

Individually, the top of the leaderboard saw several changes from day one. New Mexico juniors Gavin Green and Victor Perez, along with San Diego State sophomore Riccardo Michelini are tied for the lead at 3-under 139. Green fired a two-under 69 in the second round and carded a birdie on every par-five hole today. Perez tied with Nevada senior Ryan Mulvany for the most birdies in the second round with five, while Michelini played even-par on every hole on the front nine before bookending the back nine with birdies, bogeying 11 and 17 and shooting even-par on holes 12-16. Mulvany made the biggest move of the day, jumping from 39th to 8th place after shooting the low score of the round at 3-under 68.

Air Force senior Kyle Westmoreland and New Mexico junior Sam Saunders round out the top-5 and remain in striking distance for the individual title. Westmoreland is in fourth place at 2-under 140 (70-70), while Saunders is in fifth place at 1-under 141 (70-71).

Final round action begins at 7 a.m. PT Sunday morning. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com or on the men's golf championship page at TheMW.com.