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UTEP Golf Update: Women Tied for First in Missouri; Men Tied for 13th in Soggy San Antonio

The fall golf season is underway, with both the men’s and women’s teams tied, but in very different situations.

The UTEP women’s golf team, in its first action of the 2018-19 season, is tied for the lead with 36 holes complete at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Twin Oaks Country Club (par 71, 6,000 yards).

Meanwhile, the UTEP men’s golf team teed off its 2018-19 season at the Lone Star Invitational on a rainy Monday afternoon. After the shotgun start time of 8 a.m. CT, heavy rain delayed play for four hours. When play did resume, the Miners ended the first day shooting 313 (+25) and ranking tied for 13th at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course (Par 72, 7,435 yards).

The women (298-281-579) are tied for first place with Memphis (286-293-579) after day one. A total of 15 teams are participating in the tournament, which concludes on Tuesday with 18 holes.

UTEP’s Lily Downs (142, E) and Abbie Anghelescu (143, +1) led the Miners and ranked fourth and fifth overall, respectively. Downs fired rounds of 72 and 70, and Anghelescu shot 75 and 68.

Over on the men’s side, Host school UTSA leads the pack after firing a 289 (+1). Arkansas State (291), Little Rock (295), Sam Houston State (296) and Texas State (297) round out the top five.

UTEP sophomore Santiago Castilla shot a 77 (+5) to lead the Miners and ranking tied for 42nd after 18 holes. Ben Getman, Settavut Paradee and Oskar Ambrosius (participating as an individual) are each ranked tied for 49th after shooting a 78, while Eduardo Gonzalez and true freshman Marcus Khaw are ranked tied for 68th after posting an 80.

For the men, he first day of competition was reduced to 18 holes due to the heavy showers. The 15 programs will play the final 36 holes on Tuesday (8 a.m. CT shotgun start) to complete the tournament.

The women returned to action Tuesday for the final round scheduled for an 7:30 a.m. MT shotgun start.

UTEP Men’s, Women’s Golf Team Tee Off 2018 Season This Week

The UTEP women’s and men’s teams hit the links this week, opening up their 2018-19 seasons.

The UTEP women’s golf team will open the 2018-19 season at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial on Monday and Tuesday in Springfield, Mo. and the men’s golf season will begin in San Antonio at the Lone Star Invitational September 10-11. 

“We are very excited for this season,” said women’s head coach Jere Pelletier. “I’m very confident in our team this year. We’ve played well in the past at this tournament and should be a familiar course for our players.”  The tournament will be played at the par-71, 6.000-yard Twin Oaks Country Club. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday.

Taking the course for the Miner men and ninth-year UTEP head coach Scott Lieberwirth will be sophomores Oskar Ambrosius, Santiago Castilla, seniors Ben Getman and Settavut Paradee, junior Eduardo Gonzalez, and true freshman Marcus Khaw.

For the Miner women it’s the first of five fall tournaments, who will also participate in the Pirate Collegiate Classic (Sept. 17-18 in Greenville, N.C.), the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate (Sept. 29-30 in Palm Desert, Calif.), the Aggie Invitational (Oct. 8-10 in Las Cruces, N.M.) and the Little Rock Classic (Oct. 28-30 in Hot Springs Village, Ark.)

For the men, rounds one and two will begin Monday, as tee time is set for a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CT/7 MT. Round three is set for Tuesday also with an 8 a.m. CT start.

For more information visit the official website for the Miner Men’s Team and Miner Women’s Team.

UTEP Men’s Golf Headed to NCAA Regionals

The Conference USA champion UTEP men’s golf team learned on Thursday morning that it will be one of eight squads participating in the Sammamish (Wash.) NCAA Regional May 15-17.  The regional will be contested at the Aldarra Golf Club with 54-hole stroke play as the format.

“I think it could be a great place for us to go,” UTEP coach Scott Lieberwirth said.  “We haven’t been out to that golf course, and I don’t think many teams have.  [Regional host] Washington has never hosted an event out there, so it’s going to be a new experience for any team besides Washington.  I think that’s good in that we don’t have any teams with an advantage over another.  I think it bodes well for us going back to cool season grass, something that most of our team has grown up with and is familiar with.  I think that’s a definite positive for us.”

UTEP is seeded eighth in the regional and will be joined by top seed USC, no. 2 seed Kent State, no. 3 seed Texas A&M, no. 4 seed Florida State, no. 5 seed Washington, no. 6 seed Alabama, no. 7 seed San Diego State, no. 9 seed Penn State, no. 10 seed Michigan, no. 11 seed Michigan State, no. 12 seed Seattle, no. 13 seed Marquette and no. 14 seed Bryant.

“That’s maybe the drawback of going to this region in that at least in the top five lines, it’s statistically the toughest region having #1 [USC], #12 [Kent State] and #13 [Texas A&M] in that field,” Lieberwirth said.  “We have seen USC.  They are awesome.  We know Texas A&M has had an extremely strong year.  Washington, the host, is also very dangerous, especially on their home golf course.  Alabama has come back and played really well later on this spring.  We will definitely have our hands full.”

A total of 81 teams earned NCAA Regional bids and are disbursed among six regionals.  The top five teams in each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. May 26-31.

“In the end, it is going to come down to how we execute and if we do a good job of that, I think we are going to position ourselves to get to the championship,” Lieberwirth said.  “There’s nothing different.  It’s still the same game we have played all year.  The stakes are higher so it’s about managing our options, not getting ahead of ourselves and being patient, moreso this tournament than in any other tournament we’ll play.”

UTEP is participating in NCAA Regionals for the 14th time, and the first time since 2004.  The Miners are tying to advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1995.

“I’ll tell our guys to have fun.  We don’t really have anything to lose at this point,” Lieberwirth said.  “There are some higher ranked teams that sometimes play with a lot of pressure because of an expectation of getting to the national championship.  We need to just go play golf and forget about any expectation.  We’ll add the scores up at the end.  And I think we do a pretty good job of that as a team in general, not really looking at leaderboards, not looking at where we’re placed, let’s just play well for us and if we have a good tournament, we’re going to be in that mix.”

Miners Men’s Golf wins first team title since 2005

The UTEP men’s golf team took first place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on Tuesday. It is the Miners first tournament title since April of 2005, when they captured the championship of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic.

UTEP, which had a six-stroke lead on second-place Lamar through 36 holes on Monday, posted its low round of the tournament and season (282) on Tuesday. The Miners finished with a 54-hole total of 854 (284-288-282) and were the only team to shoot under par in the final round.

“We’ve had our chances over the past couple of years to win a tournament, but this group finally broke through and capitalized on the opportunity,” Lieberwirth said. “I was really impressed with how we did it. We had a lead yesterday and we went out and extended it by even more. I’m super proud of how we played.”

Grand Canyon University finished in second place at 871, 17 strokes behind UTEP.

Junior Frederik Dreier placed second (71-71-70-212), three strokes behind the individual champion, Mans Berglund from Lamar. Dreier has been UTEP’s top-finisher in two out of the three tournaments played this year and it was his seventh career top-10 finish.

“We’ve practiced really hard the past couple of weeks and we have motivated each other,” Dreier noted. “We’re all really happy and it is huge to win a tournament by a margin of 17 strokes.”

Freshman Andreas Sorenson ended up solely in fourth place with a one-over par 214 (70-72-72). Charlie Corner (73-72-72-217) catapulted himself seven spots during the final round to work his way into a tie for 11th place.

Prescott Mann ended up tied for 21st at seven-over par (70-73-77-220). Nicklas Pihl (79-78-68-225), who struggled on day one, rebounded with a career-low score of 68 to advance 35 spots and place tied for 43rd.

On the individual side of things, Ben Getman (73-78-76-227) finished in 54th place, Jose Romero (74-71-83-228) ended up in 59th, Evan Macias (75-76-78-229) placed 65th and Settavut Paradee (78-78-80-236) registered in at 76th.

The Miners will have a quick turnaround as they will host their only home tournament of the year this Friday through Sunday at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club.

Author: UTEP Athletics

Miner Men’s Golf in First Place after 36 holes

Las Cruces, N.M.- After firing a season-best round of 284 (even par) in round one and a round two tally of 288 (four-over par), the UTEP men’s golf team (572 total/four-over par) sits atop the leaderboard in front of 13 other teams at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.

The Miners lead second place Lamar by six strokes entering Tuesday’s final round. UTEP will tee it up at 8:30 a.m. (MT) looking to secure its first team title during head coach Scott Lieberwirth’s tenure.

Junior Frederik Dreier and freshman Andreas Sorenson both are tied for fifth place after 36 holes at the par 71 NM State Golf Course. Dreier (71-71-142) fired two exact rounds of even par one day one; he leads player scoring on par 3’s with a collective total of three-under par.

Sorenson (70-72-142) filled up the card with four birdies in round one and then followed that with up with a copious, 15 pars in round two.

Prescott Mann carded rounds of 70 and 73 to stand at a total of 143 (one-over par) tied for ninth place. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native dominated the par 5’s all day long; he has the second-best player score on those holes and sits at a cumulative score of four-under par on them.

Charlie Corner is tied for 18th place with a three-over par 145 (73-72). Corner’s first round was a rollercoaster of a ride on the front nine with two birdies, three pars, two bogeys and two additional double bogeys, but he battled on the back nine and carded two birdies alongside seven pars. Round two was a bit more steady for the Canadian with two birdies, 13 pars and three bogeys.

Nicklas Pihl is tied for 78th place at 15-over par (79-78).

UTEP also had four individuals playing in Las Cruces. Senior Jose Romero is tied for 18th at three-over par (74-71-145). Evan Macias (75-76-151) and Ben Getman (73-78-151) are both tied for 54th. Settavut Paradee carded two rounds of 78 to be tied for 75th place.

Live stats will be available at

Author: UTEP Athletics


UTEP Men’s Golf Announces 2015-16 Schedule

UTEP men’s golf head coach Scott Lieberwirth has announced the slate for the 2015-16 season. Lieberwirth will be entering his fifth season at the helm of the Miners.

“We’re going to play four tournaments this fall, before the schedule really ramps up in the spring,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “Our slate is a challenging one and some of our younger guys are going to have to learn how to play at the Division I level.”

UTEP is scheduled to tee it up at 10 different golf courses around the country during the regular season. The Miners will participate in four fall contests and play six more in the spring. Postseason play will begin in late April at the Conference USA Championships in Texarkana, Ark.

The Miners fall schedule will consist of traditional events played over the past couple years. The team will kick off their year with the Gene Miranda Invitational (Sept. 12-13) and follow that with the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate (Sept. 25-26) and Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (Oct. 19-20). UTEP will round out the fall portion of the schedule with the fourth annual Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational (Oct. 23-25).

The Orange and Blue will have its work cut out after losing four seniors from last year’s squad. Frederik Dreier (11 tournaments played) and Nicklas Pihl (nine tournaments played) will be returning with the most experience from the 2014-15 season.

For the spring portion of the schedule, the Miners will kick start things with the Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 29-30) in Tucson, Ariz. UTEP will then head to Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, for the John Burns Intercollegiate (Feb. 17-19). A return trip to Tucson will be fashioned, as the Miners will play in the National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 28-March 1) to close out the month of February and kick start March.

The second annual Chris Park Matches will take place on March 8 at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Course with an opponent to be named at a later date. This match play format preps the Miners for a possible scenario they may face at the Conference USA Championships in late April.

UTEP will round out regular season play with the Border Olympics (March 11-12/Laredo, Texas), Lone Star Invitational (March 21-22/San Antonio, Texas) and the Western Intercollegiate (April 11-13/Santa Cruz, Calif.) before heading to Arkansas for the C-USA Championships (April 24-27).

Coach Lieberwirth added four new athletes to the 2015-16 team; Settavut Paradee (Thailand), Ben Getman (San Antonio), Evan Macias (El Paso) and Andreas Sorensen (Denmark).

“These freshman will have a chance to impact this team in a positive way,” Lieberwirth said. “All four of them are talented and have a chance for a bright future.”

The men’s golf team is coming off its highest finish in Conference USA play since its inception in 2005. The Miners tallied a third-place finish (stroke wise) before falling to No. 30 UAB in the semifinal match play setup.

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