TUCSON — Sophomore Sam Choi finished third overall and led the University of New Mexico men’s golf team to a fourth-place finish in the 14-team Arizona Collegiate, which included five of Golfstate’s top 50 teams.
Choi shot 1-under 70 in his first two rounds, then 5-under 66 in Tuesday’s final round to finish at 7-under 206, three shots out of first place.
As a team, the Lobo shot scores of (9-over) 293, 284 and 278 to finish 3-over 855. Host Arizona (No. 11) took home the team title for the third year in a row as it shot a 21-under 831 ahead of second-place No. 12 Baylor (840) and No. 17 Washington (852).
New Mexico State finished 13th at 30-over, eight strokes clear of Little Rock. Aggie freshman Trey Diehl, of Farmington, finished 44th at 7-over 220.
UNM, ranked No. 36, is back in action Feb. 20-22 for the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii. The Aggies will be in the Wyoming Desert Classic Feb. 21-23 in Palm Desert, Calif.