Men's Golf News

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Men's Golf News

Aggie Golfer Tim Madigan Qualifies For U.S. Amateur

Aggie golfer Tim Madigan earned a spot in this year's U.S. Amateur golf championship later this month in Washington State. Madigan fired a 65 on Tuesday at the UNM Championship Golf Course to win the Sectional Qualifying Tournament by three shots over Pepperdine's Andrew Widmar (El Paso, TX). Madigan finished with a two-day total of 133. Both Madigan and Widmar qualified for the prestigious championship which will be played at Chambers Bay outside of Tacoma, Wash. August 23-29.

Madigan won the 2010 WAC title earlier this year by eight strokes and was named WAC Player of the Year.

Visit the USGA's U.S. Amateur site for more information on the championship including television listings, tee times and past champions.

Madigan Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The 2010 WAC Player of the Year Tim Madigan helped lead the New Mexico State men’s golf team to a third straight WAC title this past season. His countless hours of practice on the course paid off for Madigan in 2010 but his tireless commitment in the classroom has now been recognized as well. Madigan was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Thursday, July 8.
 
In 2009-10, Madigan earned first team All-WAC and WAC Player of the Year honors as he won the 2010 WAC Championships individual title with a three round score of 14-under par, 202 (64-68-70). He carded a final round score of 2-under par, 70. The next closest player in the field was Mark Hubbard of San Jose State and Scott Smith of Nevada at 6-under par. In mid-June, Madigan was named an Academic All-WAC selection as well. Madigan tallied a 71.60 stroke per round average on the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty Three Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Spring 2010

DENVER, CO - The 2009-10 academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 33 NM State student athletes have been honored for their work in the classroom. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

The women's track and field team led the way with nine honorees followed by baseball with seven. The softball team had five, the women's tennis team had four, the men's tennis and women's golf team had three and the men's golf team had two honorees.

The following is a list of the Aggies' spring sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men’s Golf in Top 10% Of APR

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s golf team was honored by the NCAA along with more than 840 other Division I teams for their achievement in the classroom. This is the second time the men’s golf team has received the honor, as the Aggies recorded a perfect score of 1,000.

"Our student-athletes are here to get an education first and for most," head men's golf coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "I have a high standard for education and when our team has a good APR score and good GPA that is a reflection on our student-athletes and they should be applauded for their efforts."

The APR provides a real-time view of a team’s academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete during the school year. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men’s Golf Heads To NCAA Regional In San Diego

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Monday that the New Mexico State men’s golf team will be the No. 12 seed in the NCAA Regional tournament at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., May 20-22.

"San Diego is a place that we go and play almost every year so we are familiar with that area," head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. "Looking at the draws I don't see one that is easy but I think this is one of the more favorable regional tournaments we could have gone too. It's a good golf course. I played there a few times in college. I think this is a great place for us to be selected too."

This is the third straight trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the Aggies. NM State won its fourth WAC Championship last week, earning a spot at the regional tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

40 Aggies Earn 2009 Academic All-WAC Freshmen And Tranfers Honor

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC freshman and transfer teams have been announced. A total of 36 freshman and transfer student-athletes from 12 Aggie sports were named to the list.

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Kyle Decater, Jr.
Benjamin Harty, Jr.
Cory Hill, Jr.
Chace Perkins, So.
Nathaniel Shaver, Jr.
Michael Sodders, Jr.
Max Taylor, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

41 Aggies Earn Spring 2009 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 41 spring student-athletes were named to the list. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. The following is a list of the spring sport honorees:

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Scott Coffman, So. (Editorial Note: We believe that Scott Coffman is a freshman and should be on the Academic All-Freshman/Transfers list)

Frank Duran, Sr.

Noah Garza, Sr.

Erik Nyquist, Sr.

Richard Stout, Sr.

Sebastien Vendette, Sr.

Jacob Wilson, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Travis Reid Named WAC Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Travis Reid has been named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for April 20-26.

Reid, a senior from Clovis, N.M. (Clovis HS), led the Aggies to a tie for fourth place at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah played April 24-25. Reid put together three consecutive sub-70 rounds to finish in a tie for second place, one stroke behind the winner. His 10-under par score of 206 (68-69-69) was his best of the season. The tie for second was his best of the spring and his third top-three finish of the year.

Reid and New Mexico State next headsto Henderson, Nevada for the 2009 Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship which begins on Monday morning at the Rio Secco Golf Club.

Travis Reid Named WAC Golfer Of The Week

DENVER, CO - Senior Travis Reid was named WAC Men’s Golfer of the Week Tuesday announced by the conference office. This is Reid’s second golfer of the week honor this season, as he earned the honor back in October for his victory at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, helping his team to the team title as well.

Reid, a senior from Clovis, N.M. (Clovis HS), tied for third place in the Barona Collegiate Cup played March 16-17. He was under par in all three rounds with a low of 68 on the final 18 that included six birdies. Reid shot a seven-under par 209 (71-70-68) to finish six strokes back of the winner. His score also helped New Mexico State to a fifth place finish and a team score of two-under par.

The Daily Aggie :: 07/23/08

Be sure to check out this month's interview with NMSU Associate AD Steve Macy. Steve filled in for Dr. Boston who is traveling extensively this month.

Today's look back at the Best Wins of '07/'08 brings us to the Aggie men's golf team's second WAC Championship in the past three seasons. The Aggies entered the WAC tournament on a hot streak and jumped out to an 11-stroke lead after the first day. Boise State staged a rally on day two cutting the Aggie lead to just three strokes. On the third and final day the Aggies were dealt a tough blow as Josh Stewart had to withdraw due to a wrist injury forcing the Aggies to play with just four players. The Aggies were able to hold onto the lead and won the championship by five shots.

Coach Lieberwirth shared his thoughts on the championship with us:

The first day we played, that was the best round we played all year, the first day of conference. It was only a couple under but Kevin [Lozares] shoots 69 and Josh [Stewart] shot 67 and on that golf course on that day was extremely good. The other guys held in there. After getting out to that big lead obviously you'd love to get a pad like that. You know it's not going to win us the tournament but getting off to a big lead like that was nice. Then we go into the second day we didn't play near as well as we did the first day. The scores obviously show it but in the attitudes we had, there might have been a sense that we were going to walk away with it and they were going to just hand us the trophy. We tightened up a little bit later on as we weren't playing as well. To Boise's credit they charged back. They had a couple of great rounds. That made it a tournament again. I just think on that day, the second day, Boise was more motivated and they were hungry to get back in the tournament and they did.

So we go into the final round and Josh Stewart's on the driving range trying to warm up and can't hardly grip the club. We didn't know what was wrong. He tried warming up and was in quite a bit of pain but he wanted to play, which it was the final round of the WAC Championship and he wanted to be there for his team. He just wasn't able to go, he played four holes and was just ineffective and was only going to do himself more harm than good by continuing.

I went around to the course, the other four were well out onto the course when I had taken Josh in. They had all gotten off to reasonable start but I told each and every one of them that Josh was out and we were just playing four guys in that last round. That got rid of any final round jitters for us being in a tight tournament. They knew they had no safety net. They had nobody to rely on, their score was going to count. What I was most pleased with, you could almost see it in everyone's eyes, they kind of got a little squinty and white-eyed and understood that we had a challenge in front of us. Almost instantaneously everybody made one or two birdies right after that and pushed us in front of Boise by the middle of that back side for good.

After the jump we have more from our interview with Coach Lieberwirth.

On to today's links and the rest of the interview...  Continue Reading This Post >>