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UTEP Men’s Golf Completes Day One of National Invitational Tournament

TUCSON, Ariz.–  The UTEP men’s golf team ended day one of the National Invitational Tournament in fourth place, firing 7-under 569 as a team. Iowa State leads the competition after the two rounds played at 27-under-par 549. The N.I.T will close out Tuesday morning in a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Omni Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.
 
The Miners had a better showing this year than last N.I.T after two rounds. Last year, UTEP finished the tournament at 11-under par 853 (291-284-278), to tie for third.
 
Leading the charge was junior Nicklas Pihl, who jumped nine spots after round one to end the day in a share of 11th place. The Ringsted, Denmark, native fired 5-under-par 139 (71-68). After a strong round one showing that left him with a share of 2nd, Aaron Terrazas ended the day in a tie for 22nd with 1-under-par 143. The Oklahoma transfer had the team-low round of 67, but shot 76 in round two. Miner teammate Frederik Dreier was one stroke behind, shooting even-par 144 (70-74). 
 
UTEP junior Charles Corner improved to a tie for 41st after round two, shooting 3-over-par 147 (75-72). Playing as an individual, Prescott Mann fired 6-over 150 (74-76) to finish round two tied for 62nd. Andreas Sorensen finished out the Miners’ scorecard at 7-over-par 151 (79-72). 
 
The Miners will begin the final round tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The team will be paired with fellow leaders Iowa State, Arizona State and UNLV. Live stats will be available via golfstat.com.  

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