Former Lobo Letzig Earns PGA Tour Card for '13
Dec. 4, 2012
Former University of New Mexico golfer and new father Michael Letzig tied for 10th place in the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta, Calif., earning his tour card for 2013.
Letzig, who played for the Lobos from 2000-03, finished at 21 under par for the six rounds of Q-School, which took place at the Nicklaus Tournament Course and TPC Stadium Course. He was four strokes behind winner Doug-hwan Lee. Letzig was one of 26 players – the top 25 scorers, including ties, earned their PGA Tour cards for 2013 – to advance to golf’s most prestigious tour.
Letzig played 150 rounds for UNM, with a career average of 72.51 strokes per round. He was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year in 2000 and earned second-team All-MW honors in 2003.
The native of Richmond, Mo., is tied for second on UNM’s individual tournament wins with four. Letzig won three tournaments in 2002-2003 (The William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, the Mountain West individual championship and the NCAA West Regional). His 2002-2003 New Mexico Lobos won the Mountain West team tournament under then-second-year coach Glen Millican.
He is the only player to record three rounds of 64 during his Lobo career. Letzig and his wife Holly have a 4-month-old son nicknamed “Maverick.”