New Mexico rolls to William H. Tucker title

New Mexico's Gavin Green

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New Mexico dominated its home event, and Lobos sophomore Gavin Green used a final-hole birdie to clinch his first collegiate victory Sept. 29 at the William H. Tucker Invitational.

New Mexico shot 15-under 849 (283-285-281) to win the tournament at UNM's Championship Course. Colorado (878) finished second, followed by San Francisco (886).

Green holed a 30-foot birdie putt on his final hole to finish at 7-under 209 (71-69-69) for a one-shot victory over Minnesota's Erik Van Rooyen. New Mexico's John Catlin shot the final round's low score (67) and finished third.

Green's final putt almost died, but had one more revolution that pushed the ball into the cup.

"I knew it was a good put, but I thought it might be short," Green said. "I was very lucky it went in."

Green, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was coming off a tie for second at the Ping-Golfweek Preview, which ended four days earlier. He is the 2012 Malaysian Amateur champion and advanced to the second round of this year's U.S. Amateur.

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