Lobo runner in 1st place
The University of New Mexico’s cross-country team tops the national rankings.
Led by Stefanie Parsons’ 12th place, the Lobos overtook North Carolina State and BYU, then 1-2, while taking 3rd place at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Madison, Wis on Saturday. was October 30, 2018.
The Lobos received six votes for first place and a total of 324 points. NC State (five votes in first place, 323 points) dropped to second place.
UNM will host the Mountain West Championships on October 29th at the UNM North Golf Course.
Lovelady grabs the tournament management
Tom Lovelady, who played on the PGA Tour in 2018 and 2019, scored 5 under par 66 for the highest score and one shot in the lead in the South Golf Course on Tuesday in the first of four rounds of the second qualifying round of the Korn Ferry Tour at the UNM Championship.
Lovelady, who played on back-to-back national champions (2013, 2014) with Justin Thomas in Alabama, collected five birdies during his bogey-free round. He has birdies on holes 2, 4, 12, 15 and 18. Lovelady has also played on the Korn Ferry Tour, as has Garrett Osborn, who shot 4 under with Albert Pistorius from Canada.
The top 19 players in a field of 75 will qualify for the final qualifying period for the Korn Ferry Tour. The game continues every day through Friday. Click here for the grades.
Aggies was selected to WAC. to win
New Mexico state men’s basketball is the preseason favorite to win the championship in the 13-team Western Athletic Conference, beating WAC freshman Stephen F. Austin for the top spot in the coach poll. The defending champion Grand Canyon finished third.
Two Aggies – Jabari Rice and Nebraska Transfer Teddy Allen – are the preseason All-WAC first team, and Johnny McCants and Donnie Tillman are the second team. The Aggies open at home on November 9th against UC Irvine.
WOMEN: The Aggies are voted sixth in the media poll and seventh by the coaches – reigning regular season champion Cal Baptist is selected for replay. NMSU opens at home on November 9th at 4pm and before the men’s game against Western New Mexico.
Aggies take the Wimberly title
LAS CRUCES – Behind third-placed Garrison Smith, the hosts of the state of New Mexico cruised to an eight-stroke win at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on the NMSU golf course.
The Aggies (7 over par 859) held off Northern Colorado and UTRGV to win the team title. Smith fired a final round of 73 on Tuesday, finishing third with a three-round score of 5 under par 208 (-5).
Tiger Christensen (10-under) and Rayhan Thomas (6-under) from Oklahoma State finished the event with a 1-2, but their school didn’t put up a team.