“This is super exciting for Charlie and myself, but its about Charlie,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “It’s awesome for him and for our program. We’re ready to go have some fun and see the competition at the top college level. It’s a big stage, but once the tournament starts, it’s just golf. ” | Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics
The UTEP men’s golf team moved up six spots during round two as a team on their way to a tie for 11th place in the 18 team field on Saturday at the Laredo Country Club. The Miners shot rounds of 300 and 280 to total 580 strokes and finish at four-over par.
Baylor won the team title at 20-under par (277-279-556).
The Orange and Blue were led by sophomore Nicklas Pihl who earned his first-career top-10 finish this weekend. Pihl catapulted himself 30 spots during the final round with a collegiate low of 66 to work his way into a tie for eighth. The Denmark native finished at four-under par (74-66-140).
Frederik Dreier finished tied for 29th at even par (75-69-144) and Andreas Sorenson placed knotted at 40th at one-over par (74-71-145).
Charlie Corner (T80th/77-74-151/+7), Ben Getman (T89th/77-76-153/+9) and Chad Ahn (T94th/77-78-155/+11) rounded out the competing Miners.
The team will return to action on March 21-22 for the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.