New Mexico Takes Lead After First Round of 2013 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

May 3, 2013


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TUCSON, Ariz. - Sixth-ranked New Mexico holds the first-round lead at the 2013 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship, opening with a 2-under-par 282 in windy conditions on the par 71, 7,144-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National in Tucson, Ariz. The Lobos were the only team to shoot under par in the first round.

Led by a 5-under-par 66 posted by New Mexico sophomore Victor Perez, the Lobos hold a five-stroke lead over UNLV which finished the day at 3-over, 287. Perez was one of three golfers to shoot below par over the first 18 holes of the championship. Rebel senior Kevin Penner sits in second place after firing a 4-under 67 and New Mexico sophomore Gavin Green is third at 1-under 70.

Two-time defending Mountain West champion San Diego State is currently third at 4-over 288, followed by Colorado State in fourth at 12-over 296. Air Force and Wyoming are tied for fifth with identical scores of 15-over 299, followed by Boise State (300), Fresno State (301) and Nevada (314)

Second round action begins at 7 a.m. PT Saturday morning, followed by the final 18 holes Sunday at 7 a.m. Live scoring is available at TheMWC.com and Golfstat.com.


  Team StandingsScores
1. New Mexico 282 (-2)
2. UNLV 287 (+3)
3. San Diego State 288 (+4)
4. Colorado State 296 (+12)
5. Air Force 299 (+15)
  Wyoming 299 (+15)
7. Boise State 300 (+16)
8. Fresno State 301 (+17)
9. Nevada 314 (+30)

  Individual StandingsScores
1. Victor Perez, New Mexico 66 (-5)
2. Kevin Penner, UNLV 67 (-4)
3. Gavin Green, New Mexico 70 (-1)
4. Philip Colwell, Air Force 71 (E)
  Taeksoo Kim, Boise State 71 (E)
  Kurt Kitayama, UNLV 71 (E)
  Riccardo Michelini, San Diego State 71 (E)
  Xander Schauffele, San Diego State 71 (E)
9. Brent Baylon, Wyoming 72 (+1)
  James Erkenbeck, New Mexico 72 (+1)