Final Round Recap
VIDEO: New Mexico State head coach Mike Dirks
LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- New Mexico State won its seventh overall WAC title at the WAC Men's Golf Championship at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aggies carded a three-round total of 856 to win by 10 strokes over Idaho.
New Mexico State senior Pat Beyhan won the individual title. Beyhan shot an even-par 72 in the final round to card a 6-under 210 for the three rounds. New Mexico State senior Kenneth Fadke placed second (212), while Idaho’s Ryan Porch finished third (214).
In the rest of the team competition, Idaho was second (866) and Utah Valley was third (889). Kansas City finished fourth at 890, Seattle U was fifth at 912, Texas-Pan American placed sixth (915), Chicago State seventh (940), and Bakersfield eighth (950).
Also announced today were the all-WAC teams and top awards. New Mexico State’s Kenneth Fadke was voted the WAC's Player of the Year. Idaho’s Jared du Toit was named Freshman of the Year by the nine head coaches. Coach of the Year honors went to Mike Dirks of New Mexico State.
First Team All-WAC
Mark Geddes, Grand Canyon
Jared du Toit, Idaho
Aaron Cockerill, Idaho
Pat Beyhan, New Mexico State
Kenneth Fadke, New Mexico State
Second Team All-WAC
Rylee Iacolucci, Idaho
Antoine Rozner, Kansas City
Nathan Hughes, Kansas City
Brett Walker, New Mexico State
Brayden Eriksen, Utah Valley
Player of the Year: Kenneth Fadke, New Mexico State
Freshman of the Year: Jared du Toit, Idaho
Coach of the Year: Mike Dirks, New Mexico State
VIDEO: New Mexico State senior Willy Hogan
LAS VEGAS, NEV.--New Mexico State continues to lead after the second round of the WAC Men's Golf Championship. The Aggies followed up yesterday's 272 with a 285 in windy conditions Saturday at the 7,066-yard, par-72 Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
Idaho (274-298--572) remained in second place after shooting a second-round score of 10-over 298. Kansas City (283-302--585)is in third place, Utah Valley (284-305--589)is fourth, Texas-Pan American (297-299--596) is in the fifth spot, Seattle U (298-302--600) sits in sixth, Chicago State (302-305--607) is seventh and Bakersfield (307-312--619) is eighth.
New Mexico State's Kenneth Fadke (64-72--136) remains the overall leader after two rounds of play. Texas-Pan American's Mathew Charles (68-69--137) made the jump from fifth place to second and is just one stroke behind Fadke heading into the final round. NMSU's Pat Beyhan (67-71--138) is in third.
NM State's Willy Hogan is in fourth place after making the largest jump of the day. Hogan shot the lowest second-round score of the day, tallying a 4-under 68 on Saturday to move from 19th place into fourth.
The three-day tournament concludes on Sunday with the final-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. - New Mexico State leads at 16-under par (272) after the first round of the WAC Men's Golf Championship at the 7,066-yard, par-72 Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev. NM State’s Kenneth Fadke carded the best score of the day with an 8-under par 64 to lead by two strokes. Idaho has three players in the top-six as Aaron Cockerill shot a 6-under 66, Ryan Porch shot a 5-under 67 and Jared du Toit scored a 2-under 70.
The highlight of day one came on the front nine where first-round leader Fadke (-8) shot a 5-under par 31, with a birdie on five of the nine holes.
Idaho shot a 14-under par 274 on the day followed by Kansas City at 283 (-5). Utah Valley finished at 4-under par and sit in fourth place with a 284. Texas-Pan American is in fifth with 297 (+9), Seattle U in in sixth at 298 (+10), Chicago State is seventh at 302 (+14) and Bakersfield is eighth at 307 (+19).
The three-day tournament continues on Saturday with second-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
Stallion Mountain Golf Club
Las Vegas, Nevada (Bakersfield-host)
The 52nd annual Western Athletic Conference men's golf championship is May 2-4 at the 7,066-yard, par-72 Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. New Mexico State won last year with a six-stroke victory over UT Arlington. The Aggies have won the WAC crown in four out of the previous five tournaments. New Mexico State's Kenneth Fadke is the highest returning finisher from last year as he placed second with a 4-over par 220 in 2013. Several new teams are in the field as Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Kansas City, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley will compete for the first time. As Grand Canyon is making its transition from Division II to Division I, it will not be allowed to record a team score. However, GCU golfers will be allowed to compete individually.
Chicago State Cougars
Grand Canyon Antelopes (competing individually - No team score)
Kansas City Kangaroos
New Mexico State Aggies
Seattle U Redhawks
Texas-Pan American Broncs
Utah Valley Wolverines