Men’s golfers to play in Conference tourney

The men’s golf team has been knocking at the door of the top-25 collegiate ranks the past few weeks, but its performance in the U.S. Collegiate Championships was not enough to gain an official spot in the Top 25. The Horned Frogs current reside at No. 31.The team finished 14th out of 15 places during the tournament, and that was the last match before the squad heads to the Mountain West Conference Championships in Tucson, Ariz.

Teams to beat during the conference tournament will be the No. 8 UNLV Rebels and the No. 14 BYU Cougars.

Leading the Horned Frogs is the No. 49 nationally ranked sophomore Jon McLean. McLean is ranked No. 10 in the conference and is averaging 72.11 shots per round after 18 rounds of golf this season.

Though UNLV is the conference frontrunner this season, the defending champion is the No. 52 New Mexico Lobos.