• June 12, 2021
 Miners head to Houston to compete in Bayou City Collegiate Classic

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Miners head to Houston to compete in Bayou City Collegiate Classic

The UTEP Men’s Golf team will compete at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic this week, which is hosted by Rice, Houston and Sam Houston State in Houston, Texas, on April 5-6.

UTEP will compete among a 17-team field beginning April 5 in Houston. The two-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 7,184-yard course at Westwood Country Club. Participating teams will play 36 holes on Monday beginning with a 7 a.m. (MT) shotgun start, while the final round of 18 holes is set for Tuesday morning.

UTEP’s five golfers will be paired with Texas State for the first round on Monday with play beginning on holes 11 and 12.

STARTING LINEUP

  • Greg Yellin (R-Jr., El Paso, Texas)
  • Danny Daniels (Sr., Cheshunt, England)
  • Greg Holmes (R-Fr., Wigan, England)
  • Jacob Presutti (So., Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
  • Cole Donielson (R-Sr., San Antonio, Texas)

Last time out, the UTEP Men’s Golf team wrapped up the final round of play at the 36th Annual Louisiana Classics with the Miners finishing 11th as a team on March 16 at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana.

UTEP posted its best round of the tournament in the opening round on Monday with a team total of 292 (+4) to start the event. The Miners shot 297 (+9) in the second round on Monday afternoon before finishing up with a team total of 298 (+10) in Tuesday’s final round of play.

UTEP’s Cole Donielson and Marcus Khaw led the Miners with both finishing in a tie for 39th with three-day totals of 222 each. Donielson shot the lowest round of the tournament for the Miners with a score of 70 in the opening round before shooting 77 and 75 in the second and third. Khaw also shot 6-over with scores of 73, 74 and 75 on Monday and Tuesday.

Danny Daniels also finished inside the top 50 with a three-round total of 223 (76-73-74; +7), while Greg Yellin shot 74 in the first two rounds before finishing up with a score of 76 in the final round on Tuesday for a three-round total of 224 (+8). UTEP’s Greg Holmes finished the event at 9-over par after shooting 225 (75-76-74) over the course of three rounds.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action from Houston with live scoring available on www.GolfStat.com.

The Miners will be one of 17 teams competing in this year’s Bayou City Collegiate Classic, along with Rice, No. 49 Houston, Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian, No. 42 Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Houston Baptist, Lamar, UL-Lafayette, McNeese State, NM State, Nicholls, North Texas, South Alabama, No. 26 UTSA and Texas State.

 For complete coverage of UTEP Men’s Golf, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPminergolf (Twitter) and @UTEPMensGolf (Instagram) or click here to visit the official home of UTEP Athletics.

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