San Antonio, Texas – The UTEP men’s golf team shot its best tally of the Lone Star Invitational on day two with a five-over par 293 to finish fourth at 32-over par (305-298-293-896). Charlie Corner and Frederik Dreier were UTEP’s top finisher at six-over par for 13th place.
New Mexico took the team title at 13-over par (293-286-298-877). Tee-k Kelly from Ohio State took individual honors at five-under par (68-72-71-211); he was the only player in the field to shoot under par.
Dreier’s (71-76-75-222) final round was a three-over par 75 that included two birdies, 12 pars, three bogeys and one double bogey. Dreier’s 35 pars in the 54 holes was the sixth-most in the tournament. Corner (78-69-75-222) carded a final round of three-over par 75 as well. Corner’s round was a bit of a rollercoaster with six birdies, five pars, five bogeys and two double bogeys. Corner had the fifth-most birdies (11) and the number one par 4 scoring average (4.00) during the tournament.
Freshman Andreas Sorenson had the low round for UTEP in round three with a one-under par 71; he had three birdies, 13 pars and two bogeys. Sorenson finished tied for 30th at 11-over par (75-81-71-227).
Nicklas Pihl moved up 18 more spots on his way to a 34th-place showing with a final round of even par. Pihl improved his score each round and finished at 12-over par (81-75-72) for the tournament.
Jose Romero, who played as an individual, finished in 69th place at 20-over par (80-77-79). Ben Getman rounded out the Miners effort in 78th place at 23-over par (85-78-76).
UTEP will tee it up one more time for the regular season slate at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif., from April 11-13.