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New Mexico State tops UMKC in El Paso

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New Mexico State topped Missouri-Kansas City by one shot Sunday at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invite. The Aggies maintained their second-round lead, and went way under par to win the title.

The Aggies, No. 50 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, posted 46-under 818 at Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas. Three Aggies finished inside the top 10. Isaac Merry posted 2-under 70 in the final round to finish in a tie for third. Luis Medina (65) and Kenneth Fadke (69) both finished in a tie for ninth.

San Jose State’s Cody Blick closed with a bogey-free 10-under 62 at Butterfield Trail to tie for medalist honors with UMKC’s Antoine Rozner.

Blick and Rozner finished 54 holes at 18-under 198 for a two-shot win over Kansas’ Chase Hanna, Texas State’s Justin Newby and Merry.

Blick, a Spartan junior, claimed his third collegiate victory in El Paso. The Price’s was Rozner’s first victory.

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