Sept. 22, 2006
Albuquerque, N.M. -
Freshman Carl Smith, who redshirted during the 2005-06 season, and true freshman Shane Mason shot opening-round 1-over par 73s during their collegiate debuts on Friday to help the Pepperdine's men's golf team to fifth-place standing with nearly two rounds completed at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at The Championship Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Second-round play was suspended due to darkness and will be completed Saturday morning before the final round is played later in the day.
Host New Mexico was the first-round leader with a 5-over par score of 286. The Lobos held a three-shot advantage over Tulsa (289) and were five shots in front of Brigham Young (287). Texas A&M (294) was fourth while Pepperdine and New Mexico Silver were tied for fifth.
New Mexico's Charlie Beljan is the current leader at 6-under par. Beljan shot an opening-round 67 and leads Brent Myers of Tulsa by one and Texas A&M's Martin Piller by two strokes.
Smith is currently tied for 15th after completing 15 holes of his second round while Mason is tied for 22nd.
The remainder of the second and the entire third round can be followed live on the Internet at www.golstat.com.