San Diego State and New Mexico Tied at Conclusion of Second Round of 2013 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

May 4, 2013

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TUCSON, Ariz. - The winds were much calmer and temperatures in the low 90's for the second round of the 2013 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship, being played on the par 71, 7,144-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National in Tucson, Ariz. Two-time defending Mountain West champion and 52nd-ranked San Diego State surged into a tie for first place after shooting a 9-under-par 275 today to pull even with sixth-ranked New Mexico atop the leaderboard. The Aztecs 5-under 563 over 36 holes equals the Lobos, who carded a 3-under 281 in the second round.

Three golfers are currently tied for the lead after 36-holes with identical scores of 3-under par, 139. New Mexico sophomore Gavin Green shot a 2-under 69 today to go along with his 1-under 70 from day one to earn a share of the lead. San Diego State freshman Riccardo Michelini improved his first round even-par performance with a 3-under 68. After shooting a 4-under 67 in the first round, UNLV senior Kevin Penner moved up one position despite carding a 1-over 72 today.

The lowest round of the day was turned in by a pair of seniors. John Catlin of New Mexico and Tom Berry of San Diego State. Both shot a 4-under 67. Berry is tied for fourth place overall with sophomore teammate Xander Schauffele and Boise State senior Taeksoo Kim. Schauffele and Kim both fired a 2-under 69 today.

35th-ranked UNLV remains remains in third place overall at 3-over 571. Air Force moved up to fourth place (578) after posting its first round under par in Mountain West Tournament history. The Falcons 5-under today shattered the team previous best round of even-par 284 posted in the third round of the 2009 championship. Colorado State sits in fifth place (579), followed by Fresno State and Wyoming tied for sixth (592). Boise State is eighth (598) overall and Nevada ninth (615).

Final round action begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. PT. Live scoring is available at and

  Team StandingsScores
1. San Diego State 288-275=563 (-5)
  New Mexico 282-281=563 (-5)
3. UNLV 287-284=571 (+3)
4. Air Force 299-279=578 (+10)
5. Colorado State 296-283=579 (+11)
6. Fresno State 301-291=592 (+24)
  Wyoming 299-293=592 (+24)
8. Boise State 300-298=598 (+30)
9. Nevada 314-301=615 (+47)

  Individual StandingsScores
1. Gavin Green, New Mexico 70-60=139 (-3)
  Riccardo Michelini, San Diego State 71-68=139 (-3)
  Kevin Penner, UNLV 67-72=139 (-3)
4. Tom Berry, San Diego State 73-67=140 (-2)
  Taeksoo Kim, Boise State 71-69=140 (-2)
  Xander Schauffele, San Diego State 71-69=140 (-2)
7. John Catlin, New Mexico 74-67=141 (-1)
  Philip Colwell, Air Force 71-70=141 (-1)
  Victor Perez, New Mexico 66-75=141 (-1)
  Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force 73-68=141 (-1)