Courtesy of NMSU
BRYAN, Texas – The New Mexico State men’s golf team is tied for first with No. 41 Texas A&M and No. 16 Oklahoma with a combined-team score of 590 (301-289) after two rounds of play at the 2015 Aggie Invitational, which hosted by Texas A&M, in Bryan, Texas.
NM State struggled in round one posting a 301 but improved its play by 12 stokes to tie with the two nationally ranked teams out of the Big 12. The Aggies are one stroke ahead of No. 34 Arkansas, and five strokes ahead of LSU, who was in first place after the first round of play.
Senior Pat Beyhan is leading the way for the Aggies with a 2-under-par 142 carding an even par in round one and a 2-under-par 70 in round two. Beyhan finished the day with seven birdies and 25 pars on the 7,146 yard, par 72 Traditions Club Course. Junior Kenneth Fadke played consistent to finish day one in a tie for 10 with a 4-over-par 148 (75-73). Senior Brett Walker struggled in round one with a 5-over-par 77 but bounced back in round two with an even par to wrap-up day one just one stroke behind Fadke with a 5-over-par 149 to tie for 15th. Walker tallied seven birdies and one eagle on the afternoon to help his team move into a tie for first.
Texas A&M’s Ben Crancer is atop the individual leaderboard with a 3-under-par 141 (75-66) and California’s K.K. Limbhasut is tied with Beyhan and Oklahoma’s Michael Gellerman.
NM State sophomore Luis Medina is tied for 26 with a 151 (77-74) and sophomore Travis Benson tallied a 166 (84-82) to finish in a tie for 68th. Freshman Isaac Merry is playing as an individual and is tied for 61st with a 162 (84-78).
The tournament concludes Sunday morning with tee-times starting at 7:30 a.m. (CT). NM State tee’s off alongside Oklahoma and Texas A&M starting at 8:50 a.m. (CT). Live scoring is available through GolfStat.com.