San Diego State Captures Second Straight Mountain West Men's Golf Championship

May 6, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - San Diego State captured its second straight Mountain West Men's Golf Championship today on the Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National, (Par 71, 7,144 yards), in Tucson, Ariz.

The Aztecs, who fired a 2-over 286 on Sunday, finished with a team score of 8-under par 844 to claim a five stroke win over TCU. San Diego State's final score of 844 ties for the second-lowest 54-hole team total in Mountain West tournament history. The Aztecs also are just the second team in league history to win back-to-back titles. New Mexico captured four in a row from 2003-2006.

The Horned Frogs finished in second place with a team total of 3-under 849. TCU moved up two positions from fourth, where they started the day, and posted the lowest team score of the round at 3-under 281. New Mexico and UNLV tied for third place with identical scores of 1-under 851. Colorado State finished fifth at 1-over 853, followed by Boise State in sixth at 19-over 871. Air Force placed seventh with a 30-over 882 and Wyoming was eighth at 39-over 891.

TCU's Johan de Beer claimed medalist honors after carding a three-day total of 9-under 204, two shots ahead of Colorado State's Zahkai Brown and TCU's Julien Brun, who both tied for second at 7-under 206. De Beer posted the lowest round of the day and equaled the low round of the tournament with a final-round, 5-under-par 66. He collected five birdies against no bogeys on the final 18 holes. For the tournament, he finished with 12 birdies, one eagle and only five bogeys. De Beer's 54-hole total of 9-under 204 ties the Mountain West record for lowest round by individual, originally set by New Mexico's Steve Saunders in 2009.

Team Standings Scores
1. San Diego State 280-278-286=844 (-8)
2. TCU 282-286-281=849 (-3)
3. New Mexico 281-282-288=851 (-1)
  UNLV 285-284-282=851 (-1)
5. Colorado State 284-283-286=853 (+1)
6. Boise State 292-291-288=871 (+19)
7. Air Force 297-293-292=882 (+30)
8. Wyoming 294-296-301=891 (+39)

Individual Standings Scores
1. Johan de Beer, TCU 67-71-66=204 (-9)
2. Zahkai Brown, Colorado State 66-72-68=206 (-7)
  Julien Brun, TCU 70-68-68=206 (-7)
4. Alex Kang, San Diego State 67-70-73=208 (-3)
5. Tom Berry, San Diego State 70-67-74=211 (-2)
  James Erkenbeck, New Mexico 72-68-71=211 (-2)
  Kirby Pettitt, Colorado State 69-69-73=211 (-2)
  Scott Spiewak, Boise State 71-72-68=211 (-2)
9. Derek Ernst, UNLV 71-68-73=212 (-1)
  Gavin Green, New Mexico 70-70-72=212 (-1)
  J.J. Spaun, San Diego State 70-72-70=212 (-1)

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