New Mexico used the low round of the day to jump into first place. The Lobos combined to shoot 271 on Thursday and are five strokes ahead of second-place Auburn.
The Wildcats were paced by sophomore Ricky Barnes who shot a second-round of 70. The sophomore from Stockton, Calif., sits tied for eighth place with seven other golfers at five-under-par. Michael Letzig of New Mexico holds the individual lead after carding rounds of 66 and 64 and is at 14-under-par for the tournament.
Arizona junior Ben Clark and sophomore Reid Hatley are tied for 16th place at four-under-par. While freshman Chris Nallen and junior Cody Beyer are tied for 31st place at one-under-par for the tournament. Arizona's other freshman Andy Connell fired a second round of 80 and is tied for 78th place.
Action at the John Burns Intercollegiate wraps up tomorrow with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.