San Diego State Continues to Hold Lead after Second Round of 2012 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

May 5, 2012


TUCSON, Ariz. - San Diego State continues to lead after the second round of the 2012 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship, being played May 4-6 on the Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National Golf, (Par 71, 7,144 yards), in Tucson, Ariz.

The Aztecs shot a 6-under 278 in the second round for a 10-under par 558 total and extended their lead over New Mexico. The Lobos have a team total of 5-under 563 after shooting a 2-under 282 on Saturday. San Diego State is the defending tournament champion after capturing its first Mountain West title in 2011 with a final score of 5-under 847, two strokes better than second place TCU.

Colorado State shot a 1-under 283 on Saturday and moved into third place with a two-day total of 1-under 567. TCU dropped one position to fourth after its 2-over 286 in the second round. The Horned Frogs have a 36-hole total of even par 568. UNLV remained in fifth place with a team score of 1-over 569 and Boise State is sixth at 15-over 583. Air Force and Wyoming are tied for seventh with identical team totals of 22-over 590.

San Diego State's Tom Berry shot the low individual round of the day at 4-under 67 and is currently tied with teammate Alex Kang atop the leaderboard at 5-under 137. Kang, who shot a 4-under 67 in the first round, carded a 1-under 70 in the second round.

Four players are tied at third place with identical cards of 4-under 138, including Colorado State teammates Zahkai Brown and Kirby Pettitt and the TCU tandem of Julien Brun and Johan de Beer. Defending MW individual champion Derek Ernst of UNLV moved into contention after firing a 3-under 68 today to sit in seventh place with a 36-hole total of 3-under 139.

Third round action begins at 7 a.m. PT Sunday. Live scoring is available at TheMWC.com and Golfstat.com.

Team Standings Scores
1. San Diego State 280-278=558 (-10)
2. New Mexico 281-282=563 (-5)
3. Colorado State 284-283=567 (-1)
4. TCU 282-286=568 (E)
5. UNLV 285-284=569 (+1)
6. Boise State 292-291=583 (+15)
7. Air Force 297-293=590 (+22)
  Wyoming 294-296=590 (+22)

Individual Standings Scores
1. Tom Berry, San Diego State 70-67=137 (-5)
  Alex Kang, San Diego State 67-70=137 (-5)
3. Zahkai Brown, Colorado State 66-72=138 (-4)
  Julien Brun, TCU 70-68=138 (-4)
  Johan de Beer, TCU 67-71=138 (-4)
  Kirby Pettitt, Colorado State 69-69=138 (-4)
7. Derek Ernst, UNLV 71-68=139 (-3)
8. James Erkenbeck, New Mexico 72-68=140 (-2)
  Gavin Green, New Mexico 70-70=140 (-2)
10. Carl Johnson, UNLV 72-69=141 (-1)


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