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New Mexico, Gavin Green win Mountain West titles

New Mexico's Gavin Green won the Mountain West Championship in a playoff.
New Mexico's Gavin Green won the Mountain West Championship in a playoff. ( Photo by Brentley Romine )

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Gavin Green led New Mexico to a Mountain West Championship, taking medalist honors on the first playoff hole.

The Lobos shot a 6-under 846 at Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National, beating out San Diego State by three strokes.

Green shot a 4-under 209 through 54 holes, trying with San Diego State's Riccardo Michelini. Green parred the playoff hole – No. 18 – and Michelini bogeyed, giving the Lobo medalist honors.

Victor Perez, Sean Romero and Sam Saunders finished in a tie for 10th or better for New Mexico.

UNLV (1 under), Air Force (9 over) and Colorado State (22 over) rounded out the top five.