Miner Golf in Fifth Place After 36 Holes

San Antonio, Texas – The UTEP men’s golf sits in fifth place at 27-over par (305-298-603) after 36 holes of play at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course.

New Mexico leads the 17 team field at three-over par (293-286-579). Conference USA members North Texas (second place/595), Rice (third place/597) and UTSA (fourth place/599) sit in second, third and fourth place respectively. The final 18 holes will take place tomorrow morning.

Frederik Dreier paced the Miners during the first 18 holes with a one-under par 71; his round was one of only five that was under par in the field of 100 athletes. Dreier rolled in four birdies, 12 pars, one bogey and one double bogey.

Andreas Sorenson pitched in and carded a round of three-over par 75 during the first 18 holes.

As a team in round two, the Miners fired the fourth-lowest score of the round with a 10-over par 298. The 298 strokes in round two catapulted the Orange and Blue nine spots during the round at the tough and challenging Briggs Ranch.

Sophomore Charlie Corner fired one of only two rounds in the 60s during round two. The Canadian came to the clubhouse in a tie for 10th at three-over par (78-69-147). Corner’s second round featured five birdies and an eagle which bumped him up 51 spots from round one.

Frederik Dreier is also tied for 10th place at three-over par (71-76-147). Dreier’s play on the par 4s through 36 holes has been superb with a 4.05 average; that ranks tied for fifth best in the field.

Nicklas Pihl (81-75-156) and Andreas Sorenson (75-81-156) are both tied for 52nd place at 12-over par.

Jose Romero, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 61st at 13-over par (80-77-157). Ben Getman rounded out the Miners sixsome with a 19-over par 163 (85-78) to be tied for 87th.