ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The UNM men’s golf team is looking to defend its Mountain West title. The team begins its spring season on Monday at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson.

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Coming off a successful fall season with wins at Nevada and the conference tournament, coach Glen Millican likes where his squad is at. “Being in those situations just makes the guys better,” said Millican. “They know what they’re capable of doing. It lets them know how well they can play when things are going well, but it also lets them know that any time we win or play really good, it’s not a result of perfect golf. I think the more they understand how little they have to do to be competitive, that’s when we can continue to get better.”

Many of the guys stayed active during the break, including reigning freshman of the year, Bastien Amat. The Condette, Pas-De-Claris, France native played for his home country’s national team, and he’s hoping the work he put in will translate to his time with the Lobos. “That brought me a lot of experience, through practice drills and strategy on the course,” said Amat. “I’m very excited to see how that works during the tournaments with the team and let’s get it going this weekend.”

The Arizona Intercollegiate is the first of eight tournaments for the Lobos this spring. KRQE sports will continue to provide updates on the team moving forward.