Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Letzig Takes Regional; Lobos On to Nationals.(Final)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

Michael Letzig claimed he didn't play his best golf this week, but his scores weren't evidence of that.

The University of New Mexico player took medalist honors in the NCAA West Regional on Saturday in Auburn, Wash., finishing with a blistering 54-hole score of 8-under-par 208.

Letzig, a senior, led the Lobos to a tie for fifth place in the team competition. UNM earned a spot in the NCAA Championships on May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla.

"I knew I was going to win if I played smart golf," he said.

Letzig finished with a 1-under 71, giving him three consecutive sub-par rounds. He shot rounds of 69 and 68 on Friday. …

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