Photo: UTEP /Ivan Pierre Aguirre
The UTEP men’s golf team fired a season best 15-under par 273 to storm out to a lead of six strokes after the completion of 18 holes at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club in the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational. NM State, St. Mary’s and Kansas are all tied for second place at nine-under par 279.
Antoine Rozner, the 2014 Price’s Give ‘Em Invitational co-champion, is the individual leader in the clubhouse after firing a nine-under par 63.
Four out of the five golfers representing the Orange and Blue fired scores under par. In the meantime, Frederik Dreier (64) and Charlie Corner (68) collected career lows.
Dreier had a flawless day on the links; the reigning C-USA Male Golfer of the Week rifled off one eagle, six birdies and 11 pars in round one and he sits solely in second place one stroke behind Rozner.
Sophomore Charlie Corner is tied for sixth place after firing a career-best four-under par 68. He capped off his stellar round with an eagle on the par 5, 566 yard 18th hole. All in all, he tallied one eagle, three birdies, 13 pars and one bogey.
Prescott Mann arrived at the clubhouse in tied for 18th place with a two-under par 70. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was a three-over par after his first two holes, but he rebounded and rolled in five birdies during the final 16 holes to get back under par.
Andreas Sorenson, coming off his first top-10 finish during his UTEP career, carded a methodical one-under par 71. He registered two birdies, 15 pars and one bogey; he will start round two in 30th place.
Rounding out the starting five for UTEP was Nicklas Pihl. The Denmark native registered a two-over par 74 that included two birdies; he is in 60th place.
Playing as an individual, Jose Romero (T30th place) rolled in three birdies on the back nine on his way to a one-under par 71.
Also representing UTEP as individuals, Chad Ahn, Evan Macias and Settavut Paradee (career low) all registered one-over par 73s to be tied for 50th place. Freshman Ben Getman (T67th place) navigated his way to a three-over par 75.
UTEP will tee off at 9:35 a.m. (MT) Saturday morning and results will be live at golfstatresults.com.
Author: UTEP Athletics