The Loop

'Enchanted' golfers are this week's top collegians

October 03, 2011


Sept. 26-Oct. 2


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With a seven-under 209 at the University of New Mexico Championship GC, including a final-round 70, the junior from Ogden, Utah, claimed medalist honors at the 57th William H. Tucker Invitational by four strokes over New Mexico's James Erkenbeck. Blair was six strokes better than the duo who tied for third (Carlos Ortiz of North Texas and Derek Ernst of UNLV).

It was the second college title of Blair's career. He was also the winner of the Pacific Northwest Amateur this past summer.


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Sofia Hoglund, New Mexico

The sophomore from Finland, playing as an individual, made a 35-foot birdie putt on her second to last hole to claim her first college win at the 32nd Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico Championship GC. She finished the final round with a 77 but posted a three-under 216 total to win the title by one stroke over Baylor's Hayley Davis.

The tournament was just the six in Hoglund's college career. Her previous best finish was a T-59 and her stroke average from 2010-11 was 81.71 for 14 rounds. She became the sixth Lobo to win the team's home event individually, the last being__Jodi Ewart__ in 2008.

Photos courtesy of BYU, U. of New Mexico Sports Information Departments.