New Mexico's James Erkenbeck Named Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Week

Feb. 19, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior James Erkenbeck has been selected Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Week for tournaments played Jan. 28 - Feb. 12.

In his first tournament of the spring, Erkenbeck tied for third place out of 91 golfers at the Arizona Intercollegiate held at The Golf Club at Vistoso in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 28-29. He carded a 6-under-par 207 (68-71-68) on the par 71, 6,932-yard course and led New Mexico to the team title. It was the second straight tournament crown for the Lobos dating back to the fall season. In the process, UNM handed top-ranked California its first tournament loss this season. The Bears had captured all five of their fall tournaments, finishing once as co-champion. Erkenbeck's 68 in both the first and third rounds matched a season-low for the senior from San Diego.