Friday, May 16, 2008


A blogger on the QB post asked for some Aggie golf coverage. This is more than warranted.

NMSU finished Round 1 of their regional competition in Chattanooga in 7th place. The region has 27 teams in it. The top 10 from each region go to the NCAA Tournament.

30 teams total go to the NCAAs.

NMSU currently is in but have a long way to go. Still, that doesn't mean they can't make it. The Aggies came on strong at the end of the year, winning their final two regular season tournaments and then the WAC tourney, where they entered as the favorite. Scott Lieberwirth has done a great job since taking over the program five years ago. They've won three conference titles, two of which came in the WAC. They also have a young team. Matt Edwards is the lone senior and probably isn't even the best player on the team. That honor would be awarded to Travis Reid. Bottom line, everyone plays a role here. Kevin Lozares, Tim Madigan and Josh Stewart all had solid years, with Madigan winning WAC freshman of the year. Stewart did not make the trip to regionals after breaking his wrist. His spot is being filled by Mark Mueller.

The reality is, it's nice seeing an NMSU program do well, no matter who might be producing. Give Lieberwirth props for being competitive most years. NMSU entered regionals as the No. 25 seeded team in the 27-team bracket. In other words, they weren't supposed to do anything. They did on Day 1.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of golf.
Is anyone playing in the Santa Teresa CC, NMSU Coaches caravan at the end of the month?

It be interesting to see what they say about the future of each sport.

Looks like Dr. Martin might be leaving to LSU pretty soon. Too bad, he's been a very good president that is pro athletics.
He will be tough to replace.

El Jefe

Anonymous said...

Notsure how the caravan golf event will go over. Its an interesting time of year to be out promoting the programs. Why not do it in August right before football season kicks off. I believe a lot more enthusiasm could be generated then and taken on in to the school year for all sports. Football has to get it together this year!

Great job golf team.

Anonymous said...

At this point who cares guys! The golf team is locked in and doing a heck of a job. Keep up the good work guys. Relax and have fun out there. You've already made us proud, not kick it up notch!