New Mexico Takes Over Team Lead After Second Round 2016 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

TUCSON, Ariz. - No. 37 New Mexico posted a second-round score of 3-under-par 285 today at the 2016 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship being held at on the par 72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona. The Lobos took over the top spot in the team standings with a two-day total of 11-under 565 and hold a two-stroke advantage over No. 29 UNLV. The Rebels carded a second-day team low score of 7-under 281 and have a 36-hole total of 9-under 567. First-round team leader Fresno State dropped to third place after posting an 8-over 296. The Bulldogs' 5-under 571 is just six shots behind New Mexico and in striking distance of their first MW Men's Golf Championship since joining the league in 2013.

Defending champion and 22nd-ranked San Diego State sits in fourth at 4-under 572, followed by Colorado State and Nevada in a tie for fifth at 3-under 573. Air Force, Wyoming and Boise State are knotted in a 3-way tie for seventh at 4-over 580, while San José State and Utah State are tied for 10th at 8-over 584.

Individually, Nevada sophomore Corey Eddings maintained his position atop the leader board with a 1-under 71 today and a 36-hole score of 8-under 136. He has a one-stroke advantage over New Mexico freshman Sam Kim (69-68), who is currently at 7-under 137. Fresno State junior Trevor Clayton (66-72) and Boise State senior Logan France (71-67) are two shots off the individual lead and tied for third place with identical scores of 6-under 138. France and Nevada sophomore Grant Booth, who moved up to from 23rd to fifth after the second round, shot the best day two scores with matching 5-under 67's.

Colorado State junior Jimmy Makloski recorded the first hole-in-one in Mountain West Men's Golf Championship history after sinking his tee shot on the par 3, 170-yard fourth hole.

After three eagles were recorded in yesterday's first round, 10 were carded in the second round despite 35 mile-per-hour wind gusts. San Diego State senior Ryann Ree led the way with two eagles. His first came on the par 5, 535-yard second hole, while his second was on the 511-yard 10th hole.

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