LIHUE, Hawaii — Nobody is playing better at the John Burns Intercollegiate than New Mexico’s Ignacio Arcaya and Sam Choi. If those two can keep it up and bring some of their Lobo teammates with them Saturday, UNM could do something special.
Through two rounds at the par-72, 6,991-yard Wailua Golf Course, Arcaya and Choi share the lead with two other players at 4-under 140. And as a team, the 40th-ranked UNM men are in third place, only four shots off the lead, heading into Saturday’s final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate.
Through two rounds, the Lobos are 3-under 573. No. 10 Texas A&M leads the 21-team field at 7-under, and No. 15 BYU is 5-under. Seven squads in the nation’s top 43 are in the field.
While Choi has stayed steady with two rounds of 70, Arcaya blistered the field with a 66 in Friday’s round two. Also at 140 are Segundo Oliva Pinto of UNC Wilmington and Ellinois’ Tommy Kuhl.