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UTEP Golf Records Best Finish of Spring At Lone Star Invitational

SAN ANTONIO – Three Miners finished in the top-20 of the field to boost the UTEP men’s golf team to a third place finish out of 15 teams at the Lone Star Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Course (par 72/7,247 yards) in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday.

UTEP shot 7-over 871 (290-288-293) in its highest finish of the spring season so far with one tournament left, the Western Intercollegiate, before the team defends its title at the Conference USA Championships in April. Oklahoma, ranked no. 11 in the nation, never let go of its lead and ran away with the Lone Star Invitational title after firing 15-under 849 (279-286-284), while Arkansas State slipped past UTEP and took second place with a score of 2-over 866 (288-290-288).

The Miners edged no. 36 Kansas by one stroke as the Jayhawks took fourth place with 8-over 872 (290-296-286), and Interstate-10 rival NM State rounded out the top-5 after shooting 13-over 877 (290-291-296).

“I think today and this week was a step in the right direction,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “I’m pleased with how we played and how we battled. We missed a lot of iron shots, our Par 3s were pretty rugged but we battled to save some shots.”

Charles Corner, Aaron Terrezas and Settavut Paradee all finished in the top-20, with Corner notching a top-5 performance as well. The senior finished in fourth place to led the team after firing 5-under 211 (69-72-70) while picking up five birdies along the way for 10 total in the tournament. Corner tied for second in Par 4 scoring (3.90 avg./-3 Sc.), third in Par 5 scoring (4.42 avg./-7 Sc.) and collected 34 pars. Terrazas came in with a share of 13th after shooting 1-over 217 (70-72-75).

Out of the four birdies Terrazas shot in the final round, he strung together three consecutive on holes no. 13-14. The junior also picked up 35 pars and nine total birdies in the tournament. Paradee finished in a tie for 18th after firing 3-over 219 (73-74-72), with his low round of 72 pushing him 15 spots up the leaderboard for his finish.

The junior tied for second in the field in par 3 scoring (3.00 avg./E Sc.) while also leading the team in pars with 37, and notching eight birdies total.

Prescott Mann finished with a share of 54th place with his score of 13-over 229 (80-73-76). Mann carded three birdies in the final round for 10 total for the tournament and also picked up 25 pars. Nicklas Pihl tied for 67th with 17-over 233 (78-71-84) with 26 pars and eight birdies total in the tournament.

UTEP individual Oskar Ambrosius ended the tournament with a share of 75th after shooting 20-over 236 (75-78-83) and carding six birdies and 31 pars in the Invite.

UTEP will return to the course April 7th and 8th when it partakes in the prestigious 72nd Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif., hosted by San Jose State. It will mark the final regular season tournament before the C-USA Men’s Golf Championships beginning April 22nd.

Live stats will be available at

Lone Star Invitational Begins Monday For UTEP Men’s Golf

The UTEP men’s golf team will head to the Alamo City to compete in its fifth tournament of the spring at the Lone Star Invitational, hosted by UTSA, March 19-20 at Biggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72/7,247 yards) in San Antonio, Texas.

The tournament will begin with a 7:30 a.m. MST shotgun start on both days, with 36 holes played on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday.

Fresh off its fifth top-10 finish of the season on Tuesday at the Bandon Dunes Championship, the Miners will compete in the 15-team field that includes Conference USA foes Louisiana Tech, Rice, Southern Miss and host UTSA, as well as no. 11 Oklahoma, no. 64 Arkansas State, no. 36 Kansas, Little Rock, Louisiana, McNeese State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas State, and ULM. Oklahoma, the reigning NCAA champions, is also the defending champion of the Invite setting the tournament’s team scoring record with a 40-under 824 (278-279-267).

The Miners will return to action with the same lineup as the Bandon Dunes Championship, led by Nicklas Pihl, Charles Corner, Aaron Terrazas, Settavut Paradee and Oskar Ambrosius. The unit shot 10-over 862 (283-289-290) in their inaugural run at the Bandon Dunes, with Pihl pacing the run in his 1-under 212 (71-71-70) performance for a share of 15th place.

Corner and Terrazas are no strangers to the Lone Star Invitational, as last season they were apart of the fourth place team that shot a season-low 22-under 842 (277-280-285). Terrazas tied for sixth place after firing 7-under 209 (71-71-67) while Corner finished with a share of 11th after shooting 6-under 210 (71-68-71). The Miners’ 2017 score of 842 ranks fifth on the all-time list at the Lone Star Invitational.

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UTEP Women’s Golf Team Snags 10th Place at Hawaii Tournament

KANE’OHE, O’AHU – The UTEP women’s golf team shot progressively better scores over the course of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on Wednesday in Hawaii and finished in 10th place at the tournament.

The Miners fired rounds of 323, 312 and 303 for a total of 938. Sixth-ranked Texas won the 13-team tournament (293-296-294-883), with no. 17 Oklahoma State second (303-300-304-907) and no. 24 Houston third (312-305-296-913).

UTEP’s Abbie Anghelescu tied for 20th place with a 14-over-par 230 (79-74-77). Valeria Mendizabal tied for 24th place (78-79-74-231), Lily Downs tied for 35th place (83-79-75-237), June Ting tied for 44th place (83-80-77-240) and Taylor Stone finished in 55th place (86-80-81-247).

The champion was Texas’ Kaitlyn Papp with a three-under 213 (71-74-68).

The Miners’ next tournament is the Little Rock/A-State Invitational March 26-27 in Little Rock, Ar.

UTEP Golf Finishes Ninth At Bandon Dunes Championship

BANDON, Or.- The UTEP men’s golf team marked its fifth top-10 finish of the season after placing ninth out of 14 teams at the Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday in Bandon, Or.

The Miners shot 10-over 862 (283-289-290) in their inaugural run at the Bandon Dunes, while no. 22 Arizona State did not let go of its lead and won the title after firing 28-under 824 (273-278-273).

Clemson, ranked no. 15, took second with a score of 15-under 837 (278-282-277), while Washington State (-11), Utah (-8) and Santa Clara (-7) rounded out the top-5 of the field. The Sun Devils’ Chun An Yu won the individual title after going 13-under 200 (65-68-67).

Senior Nicklas Pihl topped the Miners’ scorecard for the first time this spring after firing a low-round of 70 on the final day to compile a 1-under 212 (71-71-70) tournament total and a share of 15th place. Pihl picked up three birdies, all on Par 5s, in the final run to bring his tournament total to a team-best 11 while also getting 34 pars.

Fellow senior Charles Corner finished in a tie for 33rd after shooting 3-over 216 (71-69-76), while tying for third in the field in Par 3 scoring (2.93 avg./-1 Sc.), picking up 32 pars, and totaling 10 birdies. Aaron Terrazas shot a final round of 75 for a 6-over 219 (70-74-75) total and a share of 48th. The junior finished the tournament with six birdies and 37 pars.

Five birdies helped Oskar Ambrosius shoot his low-round of the tournament for a 7-over 220 (72-79-69) total, tying for 53rd on the leaderboard. Ambrosius finished the tournament with seven birdies, 32 pars, and an eagle. Settavut Paradee finished in 63rd place with a tournament total of 10-over 223 (71-75-77). Paradee picked up 33 pars and seven birdies throughout the Bandon Dunes.

Together, the Miners led the field in pars with 168, while adding 41 birdies.

Next up for UTEP will be a trip to the Alamo City to compete in the Lone Star Invitational, hosted by UTSA, March 19-20. Live stats will be available via

Miners Card Seventeen Birdies In Round One, Snag Fifth At Bandon Dunes Championship

BANDON, Or.- Seventeen birdies and an eagle helped keep the UTEP men’s golf team under par and in fifth place out of 14 teams through one round of the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Ore. on Sunday.

The Miners shot 1-under 283, trailing the leader no. 22 Arizona State by 10 strokes. Clemson, ranked no. 15 nationally, Utah, and Washington State round out the top-4 of the field. UTEP currently leads defending Dunes champion and no. 24 Oregon, who shot 2-over 286. The tournament, hosted by Gonzaga, will continue tomorrow with round two. Tee times begin at 9:30 a.m. MST.

All five Miners competing stayed close on the leaderboard. Aaron Terrazas picked up three birdies and remained under par with his round of 1-under 70 for a share of 14th place, while Charles Corner, Nicklas Pihl and Settavut Paradee all shot a round of 71 to stay even-par and tie for 21st in the field.

Corner picked up a birdie when he teed off on hole no. 1, and added two more in his round. Pihl led the team in birdies with six, including consecutive ones on holes no. 14 and 15, and Paradee added three of his own.

Oskar Ambrosius, playing in his second collegiate tournament, carded a round of 1-over 72 to share a spot in 33rd place. The freshman picked up the team’s only eagle of the day on a Par-5 and punched in two more birdies in his round.

As a unit, UTEP shot the third-best Par-3 scoring in the field (3.04 avg./+1 Sc.) and picked up 54 pars along with the 17 birdies.

The Bandon Dunes Championship will continue through Tuesday. Live stats are available at

UTEP Men’s Golf Wraps Up Play At John A. Burns Intercollegiate

Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI – Another solid round was turned in, but the UTEP men’s golf team stayed in 15th place out of 20 teams to end the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72/6,991 yards) in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI on Saturday.

The Miners mirrored Friday’s low-round score of 291 to finish the tournament with a 17-over 881 (299-291-291) total. No. 4 Texas A&M won the title after firing 29-under 835 (283-278-274), while No. 28 North Carolina and No. 49 UNLV tied for second place with 12-under 852, and Virginia and No. 42 Arizona tied for fourth place with 6-under 858 to round out the top-5. The Aggies’ Chandler Phillips won the individual title after going 13-under 203 (69-67-67).

“We had three guys that shot even today, so that was a little more balanced,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “We just struggled to get a top to bottom performance. We just never could get comfortable around the greens. I would have expected scoring to get a little bit better each round you play. I think we did a better job in the second and third rounds, but we dug ourselves in a hole we just couldn’t climb out of. We were so far back of passing a bunch of teams.”

Pacing the Miners, Charles Corner squeezed his way into the top-20 of the field after firing a round of 72 for a 1-under 215 (72-71-72) showing and a share of 20th place. The senior picked up four birdies in his even round for a team-leading 12 total throughout the tournament. It marked the third time the reigning Conference USA co-Golfer of the Week finished at the top of the UTEP card this season.

Juniors Aaron Terrazas and Settavut Paradee stayed at each other’s hips and climbed up 14 spots on the leader board, both tying for 64th place with 6-over 222. Both Miners shot even in round three, while Paradee shot his low round of 72 on Saturday, complete with four birdies including one to both start and end his day. Terrazas also had his low round of 72 while carding three birdies.

Senior Nicklas Pihl shot a round of 76 for a 9-over 225 (76-73-76) score and a share of 85th, while Prescott Mann was close behind with a round of 75 for a 10-over 226 (77-74-75) total, tying for 87th place to round out the Miner scorecard. Mann picked up four birdies while Pihl tallied two.

Playing as an individual, Chad Ahn carded two birdies on his way for a share of 98th after shooting 14-over 230 (77-77-76) in the tournament.

As a unit, the Miners totaled 43 birdies, 165 pars and one eagle in the tournament.

The Miners will return to action Feb. 26 and 27 when they compete at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.

Miner Men’s Golf Shoots Low Round Two At John A. Burns Intercollegiate

Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI – A low second round by the UTEP men’s golf team put them in 15th place out of 20 teams on day two of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72/6,991 yards) in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, HI on Friday.

Four Miners fired rounds in the low-70s to turn in a round two of 3-over 291 for a total score of 14-over 590 (299-291) heading into the third and final round tomorrow. The field, which includes six teams ranked in the top-50 nationally, continues to be lead by No. 49 UNLV with its 21-under 555 (270-285) total. The tournament will conclude tomorrow with an 11 a.m. MST shotgun start.

“All in all, we had some guys play better today, just too many big mistakes,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “It was an improvement on yesterday, Im pleased in that respect and hopefully we keep improving. It was clearly a better effort today.”

Senior Charles Corner remained under-par and at the top of the UTEP scorecard with his round of 71 for a 1-under 143 (72-71) total through two rounds. Corner remained in a seven-way tie for 26th and strung together six birdies in his run, including two consecutive birdies to both begin and end his play.

Fellow senior Nicklas Pihl jumped six spots on the leader board on Friday with his solid round of 73 to share a spot in 63rd with a 5-over 149 (76-73) total. Pihl notched two birdies and no bogeys to carry him into the final round.

An eagle on a Par 4 to open up his Friday play and two birdies helped boost junior Settavut Paradee 10 spots up in the field with his second round of 73. Paradee sits in a knot with teammate Aaron Terrazas in 78th place, both with tournament totals of 6-over 150. Terrazas shot a round of 76 on Friday, carding three birdies.

Not far behind, senior Prescott Mann pieced together a strong round of 74 that included four birdies to tie for 84th in the field. Mann will head into the final round with a 7-over 151 (77-74) total. UTEP individual Chad Ahn picked up two birdies and mirrored his round one score of 77 for a 10-over 154 (77-77) total.

Together, the Miners carded 26 birdies, 112 pars and one eagle.

The John A. Burns Intercollegiate will conclude tomorrow beginning with an 11 a.m. MST (8 a.m. HT) shotgun start. Live stats are available at

UTEP Men’s Golfer Charles Corner Named Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week

IRVING, Tx – For his effort at the Arizona Intercollegiate in January, UTEP men’s golfer Charles Corner was named Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week.

Corner finished tied for third in a pool of 92 competitors after firing 2-over 215 (74-69-72) to lead the Miners to a sixth-place finish out of 18 teams. He shares the honor with UTSA’s Zander Lozano, who also finished tied for third at the same tournament.

A seasoned leader for UTEP, Corner never fell out of the top-5 of the field and finished higher than four of five top-25 nationally-ranked golfers, three of which that are ranked in the top-10. He strung together 10 birdies and 32 pars, and tied for second on par-5 scoring among all competitors.

Overall, Corner lifted UTEP over No. 15 California and Washington, No. 25 Santa Clara and C-USA foe UTSA. The week marked the senior’s third top-10 finish of the 2017-18 season and the second time he’s led the way on the Miners’ scorecard.

It is the Cayuga, Ontario, Canada native’s second C-USA Golfer of the Week honor.

Corner and the rest of the UTEP squad are currently in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, Hawai’i for the 42nd John A. Burns Intercollegiate. The tournament begins tomorrow and will run through Saturday, Feb. 17 with 8 a.m. shotgun starts each day.

UTEP Women’s Golf Team Braves Frigid Temperatures, Finishes Sevent

KYLE, Tx – The UTEP women’s golf team overcame arctic-like conditions to place seventh in its first tournament of the spring, the Texas State Invitational on Tuesday in Kyle, Texas.

The Miners fired rounds of 306, 297 and 298 for a total of 901. The top six teams were Central Arkansas (297-293-282-872), UTSA (300-294-287-881), Houston Baptist (294-300-290-884), Texas State (305-300-287-892), Georgia Southern (302-294-298-894) and Lamar (306-297-297-900).

“The team played well for its first tournament in terrible weather,” coach Jere Pelletier said. “When we teed off this morning, the temperature was 35 degrees and the high today was 39. It was windy and foggy. It was tough to play in.”

Three Miners placed in the top-25 of the individual standings at the tournament, which featured a total of 17 teams participating. Abbie Anghelescu tied for 18th place with a 10-over-par 223 (77-73-73). Valeria Mendizabal finished 23rd (76-75-74-225), and Lily Downs tied for 24th place (79-75-72-226).

Rounding out the UTEP participants were June Ting (tied for 35th place, 74-77-79-230), Taylor Stone (tied for 52nd place, 81-74-80-235) and Crystal Wu (78th place, 85-81-76-242).

The individual champion was Central Arkansas’ Emma Svensson, who shot a two-under-par 211 (76-68-67-211) and edged teammate Geraldine Wong (69-74-69-212) by one stroke.

The Miners’ next tournament is the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational March 13-14 in Honolulu.

UTEP Women’s Golf Tied For Sixth at Texas State Invitational

KYLE, Tx – The UTEP women’s golf team is tied for sixth place with 18 holes in the books at the Texas State Invitational.

The Miners shot 306 in round one. Houston Baptist leads the 17-team field (294), with Central Arkansas in second (297), UTSA third (300), Georgia Southern fourth (302) and Texas State fifth (305).

The second round was not completed due to darkness and will be picked up on Tuesday. The third and final round will also be played tomorrow.

The individual leader is Central Arkansas’ Geraldine Wong with a two-under-par 69.

UTEP’s June Ting is tied for 11th place (74), Valeria Mendizabal is tied for 23rd place (76), Abbie Anghelescu is tied for 31st place (77), Lily Downs is tied for 50th place (79), Taylor Stone is tied for 65th place (81) and Crystal Wu is tied for 86th place (85).

UTEP Men’s Golf Travels To Hawaii For John A. Burns Intercollegiate

After a strong sixth-place finish at the Arizona Intercollegiate to open its season two weeks ago, the UTEP men’s golf team will return to action when it travels to Hawai’i to partake in the 42nd John A. Burns Intercollegiate February 15-17 at the Wailua Golf Course (par 72/6,991 yards) in Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i.

The three-day, 54 hole tournament with begin with a 8 a.m. HT shotgun start each day.

UTEP will compete in a 20-team field that includes defending team champion Virginia and host Hawai’i, as well as Arizona, BYU, CSUN, Fresno State, Grand Canyon, Long Beach State, New Mexico, No. 24 North Carolina, Northern Colorado, Saint Mary’s, No. 4 Texas A&M, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UNC-Wilmington, UNLV, Utah, and Washington State.

The field will also feature Golfstat’s top-25 ranked players in Texas A&M’s No. 10 Chandler Phillips, who is the defending individual champion, No. 14 Shintaro Ban of UNLV and No. 16 Patrick Fishburn of BYU.

Last season, UTEP finished the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in a tie for ninth place with New Mexico, with both teams shooting 5-over 869 to end the tourney and Aaron Terrazas finished with the top score for the Miners, firing 1-over-par 217 (74-71-72) for a share of 26th place.

Terrazas will return to the Miners’ line-up for the Intercollegiate and will be joined by seniors Charles Corner, Nicklas Pihl, Prescott Mann, Chad Ahn and junior Settavut Paradee. Pihl, Corner and Mann are also returnees to the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, where they placed 40th, 47th and 72nd, respectively.

Momentum from the sixth-place finish out of 18 teams two weeks ago will help carry the Miners, as the team bested multiple strong teams in their placing at the Arizona Intercollegiate, including the Pac-12’s nationally-ranked No. 15 California (7th) and Washington (12th), as well as No. 25 Santa Clara (T-10th).

The defending Conference USA champions also earned wins over league foes UTSA (T-8th) and Louisiana Tech (T-16). Corner led the Miners with his share of third place after firing 2-over 215 (74-69-72) and never fell out of the top-5 of the field. Corner placed higher than three of the four top-10 nationally-ranked players.

Live stats will be available online, via this link.

John A. Burns Intercollegiate Tournament Facts
Dates: February 15-17, 2018
Format: Three-days; 54 holes (18 holes each day); 5-count-4
Time: 8:00 a.m. shotgun start each day
Course: Wailua Golf Course
Location: Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i
Yardage (Par): 6,991 (72)
Live Scoring:
Defending Team Champion: Virginia
Defending Individual Champion: Chandler Phillips (Texas A&M)

Participating Teams (20):
Brigham Young
Fresno State
Grand Canyon
Long Beach State
New Mexico
North Carolina
Northern Colorado
Saint Mary’s
Texas A&M
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
Washington State

UTEP Men’s Golf Finishes In Sixth at Arizona Intercollegiate

TUCSON, Az. – A second round surge by the UTEP men’s golf team helped it to a sixth place finish out of 18 teams at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson.

The Miners shot their tournament-low round two of 286 for a 34-over 886 (310-286-290) total. The sixth-place finish was UTEP’s highest placing at the Arizona Intercollegiate since 2015’s second-place showing.

Host Arizona shot its tournament-low round of 269 in round three to jump three spots in the field and claim the Arizona Intercollegiate title with a score of 10-over 862 (313-280-269). Texas A&M, Baylor, St. Mary’s (CA) and BYU rounded out the top-5, respectively.

The Miners bested multiple strong teams in their placing, including the Pac-12’s California (7th) and Washington (12th), and rivals New Mexico (T-8th) and New Mexico State (15th). The defending Conference USA champions also earned wins over league foes UTSA (T-8th) and Louisiana Tech (T-16).

Senior leadership was key for the Miners as Charles Corner and Nicklas Pihl were the top two finishers for their team. Corner finished tied for third after firing 2-over 215 (74-69-72), never falling out of the top-5 of the field, while Pihl finished with a share of 11th place with a 6-over 219 (79-70-70) showing. Corner strung together three very solid rounds, never doubling, and collecting 10 birdies and 32 pars. The senior’s par-5 scoring (4.56 avg./-4) was tied for second in the tournament. Pihl had a team-leading 13 birdies and nailed three in a row in round two to help his finish. Pihl only double-boogied once in his Arizona Intercollegiate run.

“Charlie finished tied for third and that is one of the best finishes we’ve had at this tournament, I’m very proud of him,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “Nicklas Pihl also had a really great tournament and Aaron [Terrazas] bounced back and finished strong. I’m pleased, there are a lot of good teams that we got very quality wins over. It helps as we get into the meat of our spring schedule.”

Junior Aaron Terrazas finished in a tie for 34 with a 11-over 224 (80-74-70) performance. Terrazas collected 10 birdies and 27 pars. His best round of the tournament in round three saw four birdies and only three bogies.

Settavut Paradee ended the tournament with a share of 60th after a 18-over 231 (78-75-78) showing that included four birdies and Santiago Castilla rounded out the scorecard with a score of 21-over 234 (79-73-82) that saw six birdies.

Among the Miner individuals, newcomer Oskar Ambrosius showed out in his Miner debut with a 13th place finish after firing 7-over 223 (77-77-69). Ambrosius, a freshman who joined the team this spring season, carded 11 birdies and 28 pars. Eduardo Gonzales earned a share of 22 with a 11-over 227 (78-75-74) performance. Gonzales shot UTEP’s lone eagle on a par 5 at hole no. 9 during round two and had nine birdies in his effort. Ben Getman ended his run in 44th place, shooting 32-over 248 (86-83-79) with six birdies and 25 pars.

As a unit, the Miners notched 43 birdies and 138 pars, while also posting the second-best par 5 score (4.82 avg./-8) in the field.

UTEP will have two weeks to prep for the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Kauai, HI, Feb. 15-17. Live stats for the tournament will be available via

UTEP Men’s Golf Opens Arizona Intercollegiate Tied For Sixth

TUCSON, Az. – The UTEP men’s golf team finished the opening day of play at the Arizona Intercollegiate in sixth place out of 18 teams on Monday at the Sewailo Golf Club (par 71/ 7292 yards) in Tucson. The Miners shot 26-over 310 as a team through round one and 14 holes in round two before the round was suspended until Tuesday morning due to darkness.

Baylor leads the field after firing a team-total of 303, while Texas A&M, host Arizona, New Mexico and St. Mary’s round out the top-5. Baylor’s Braden Bailey tops the leader board with a 1-over 72 showing,

Leading the UTEP run was Charles Corner, who strung together a solid round one score of 3-over 74 to tie for fourth place. Corner tallied two birdies, including one to start the round, and led the Miners in pars with 20. Settavut Paradee’s round of 7-over 78 put him in a tie for 26th with a birdie, while Nicklas Pihl and Santiago Castilla both shot a round of 8-over 79 to tie for 33rd. Pihl leads the team in birdies with seven, while he and Corner are tied for third in par 3 scoring (3.00 avg. E). Aaron Terrazas’s opening round of 9-over 80 gave him a share of 49th. The junior had two birdies.

Among the individuals for the Miners, newcomer Oskar Ambrosius fired 5-over 77 to tie for 21st, tallying three birdies in the opening round. Eduardo Gonzales was a stroke behind with 6-over 78 to tie for 24th, his five birdies, including three consecutive from holes no. 2 through no. 4, coming to his benefit in round one. Ben Getman rounded out the UTEP showing, ending the opening round in 44th after shooting 14-over 86.

As a unit, the Miners ranked third in the field in birdies with 24 and collected 76 pars. The team’s par 5 scoring (4.96 avg./-1) was third-best in the tournament.

The suspended round two will conclude Tuesday morning, with the third and final round beginning after. Live stats can be found at

UTEP Men’s Golf Adds Marcus Khaw For 2018-19 Season

UTEP men’s golf head coach Scott Lieberwirth announced the addition of Marcus Khaw for the 2018-19 season.

The Burlington, Ontario, Canada native won a regional championship title with a score of 9-under for 27 holes, which included a round of 7-under at Hidden Lake Golf Course in Ontario. He also finished in fifth place at Provincials.

Khaw said his favorite shot is a small cut from 145 yards with a pitching wedge.

“I chose UTEP because Scott [Lieberwirth] and the boys are great people to be around and that is very important to me,” Khaw said. “The campus looks cool with the clay roofs and athletic facilities are sweet.”

UTEP Women’s Golf Caps Fall Season With Third-Place Finish

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR. – The UTEP women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with another top-five finish on Tuesday, as the Miners took third at the Little Rock Classic in Hot Springs Village, Ar.

The Miners braved challenging course conditions as temperatures hovered in the mid to high 40’s for the final 18 holes.

“The course was very tough. The conditions today were really hard. The greens were as hard as we have ever played,” UTEP coach Jere Pelletier said. “Getting another top-five finish was good, but I was a little disappointed that we didn’t win.”

UTEP ended up five strokes behind champion Missouri State. The Miners shot rounds of 303, 302 308 for a total of 913.

Individually, three Miners placed in the top-20 as Lily Downs tied for fifth place (75-75-74, eight-over-par 224). Shannon O’Dwyer (77-76-76-229) and June Ting (77-76-76-229) were neck and neck the entire tournament and tied for 16th place.

“I was happy for Lily, she had a good tournament again,” Pelletier said.

Rounding out the UTEP competitors were Valeria Mendizabal, who tied for 28th place (74-75-82-231), and Abbie Anghelescu, who tied for 47th place (78-77-82-237).

Missouri State’s Verena Gimmy was the individual winner with a four-over-par 220. A total of 15 teams participated in the tourney.

The Miners placed in the top-five at all five fall tournaments. They’ll open their spring slate at the Texas State Invitational Feb. 12-13 in San Marcos.