Oct. 29, 2007
Las Cruces, NM - The Loyola Marmount men's golf team posted its two best rounds of the season with a round one score of 285 and a round two score of 286 to sit in fifth place at the 2007 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State on Monday at the par-71 New Mexico State University Golf Course.
With their best rounds in nearly a year, the Lions scored a two-round 571 and find themselves five strokes behind Kansas State and Nevada, who are tied for third at 566. The Wolfpack shot a first round 274 to sit in a tie for first with overall leader Texas Tech after the first round. The Red Raiders lead at 557 and UT-Arlington is second at 560.
The Lions first round score was the best since a 280 at the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Nov. 7, 2006. LMU was led by junior All-American Brian Locke and his opening round of 67, his best score of the season. He followed that with a 73 to sit in a tie for 8th with a score of 140. Locke led the field with a two-under par on the par-3 holes and was tied for third with teammate Jason D'Amore with nine birdies on the day.
D'Amore is tied for 15th overall with rounds of 70 and 71, good for a one-under par 141. Freshman John Lim is tied for 19th with a 142. He posted rounds of 72 and 70 to sit at even par. It is the third straight tournament the Lions have had three players in the top-20.
Rounding out the scoring is juniors Bryan Martin and Greg Moss. Martin posted a rounds of 76 and 72 while Moss posted a pair of 76s. Martin is tied for 51st and Moss in a tie for 80 in the 93-man field.
The final round starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.