TUCSON, Ariz.- The opening tournament of the spring season came to a close as the UTEP men’s golf team finished in 13th place at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Arizona. Reigning NCAA champion and Arizona Intercollegiate champion Oregon took home the crown.
The Miners had a strong start to the tourney on Monday, ending round one in sixth place while round two was called early due to darkness. The Miners began the day completing round two and after, immediately starting round three.
UTEP shot their low team score in the third round at eight over par (292) for a tournament total of 902. Miner senior Frederik Dreier led the way for the team, firing two over par 215 (69-77-69) to finish tied for sixth.
Andreas Sorensen finished in a tie for 42nd at 14 over par 227 (78-77-72) while Charles Corner and Nicklas Pihl both ended the day tied for 53rd at 17 over par 230. Corner shot rounds of 75-78-77 and Pihl fired 79-77-74. Ben Getman rounded out the Miners scorecard in a tie for 82nd after shooting 27 over par 240 (82-78-80)
The Miners will look to bounce back in three weeks when they take the trip to Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii to compete in the John Burns Intercollegiate February 15-17.
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