ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Following the first tournament of the spring season, the UNM golf team has already taken home an award. Lobo senior Sam Choi was named Mountain West Golfer of the Week, the conference announced on Thursday.


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Choi had a solid outing at the Arizona Intercollegiate earlier in the week. The Anaheim, California native finished the three rounds 13 under par after shooting 69-68-66 at the par-72 Tucson Country Club. Choi’s score of -13 was only one shot off the lead as he and the team earned a second-place finish. This is the fourth time in Choi’s career that he has won the award, and the first time for a Lobo this season.

The Lobos will be back in action in three weeks for the John Burns Intercollegiate. The event takes place Feb. 19-21 on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.