New Mexico State tops UMKC in El Paso

Rickey Fowler lines up his putt on the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

New Mexico State tops UMKC in El Paso

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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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