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UTEP Men’s golf ends Fall Season with third place finish

The UTEP men’s golf team concluded the fourth annual Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational with a third place finish at 26-under par (273-284-281-838), its highest finish in the event since the tournament began four years ago.

“It wasn’t exactly how we wanted to finish the fall,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “But these last two tournaments will definitely give us momentum heading into the spring portion of our season.”

Kansas ran away with the team title at 38-under par (279-276-271-826) and St. Mary’s (279-286-272-837) ousted UTEP for the second position by one stroke.

UMKC golfer Antoine Rozner, the 2014 co-champion, claimed the individual title with a tournament record 19-under par 197 (63-67-67).

Frederik Dreier was the high finisher for the Miners; the junior notched his third top-five finish of the year on his way to setting a new tournament career low with a 10-under par 206 (64-70-72). The right registered the fifth-most birdies (15) during the 54-hole tournament.

Prescott Mann registered a career-low tournament score (six-under par 210) on his way to a tie for 11th place. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native had steady play on par 3s (-1/2.92 avg.) and par 4s (-4/3.87 avg.) the whole weekend, ranking inside the top 10 in both categories.

Andreas Sorenson carded the best tournament score during his brief career with a five-under par 211 (71-72-68) to finish tied for 16th. The freshman exemplified steady play and carded the fourth-most pars (39) during the three-day tournament.

Charlie Corner also registered a career-low tournament tall with a three-under par 213 (68-72-73) to place tied for 22nd. Corner followed Sorenson’s lead and carded the fifth-most pars (38) during the weekend.

Sophomore Nicklas Pihl ended up finishing tied for 39th at one-over par 217 (74-70-73).

Playing as individuals, Jose Romero carded a two-over par 218 (71-77-70) to finish in a tie for 46th. Chad Ahn finished the tournament at seven-over par (73-75-75-223) to end up in 64th place. Freshmen Ben Getman (75-73-77-225) and Settavut Paradee (73-76-76-225) finished tied for 69th place at nine-over par. El Paso native Evan Macias (73-75-78) carded a 73rd-place showing.

The tournament wraps up UTEP’s fall slate and they will return to action in late January at the Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, Ariz.)

Author: UTEP Athletics

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