Aaron Terrazas | Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics
LIHU’E, Hawai’i – UTEP senior Aaron Terrazas birdied back-to-back holes at no. 1 (par 5) and no. 2 (par 4), found himself at 10-under par and in first place on the leaderboard Saturday morning in Hawai’i.
Though Terrazas (70-67-72—209) led for a few holes, he would finish tied for fourth at 7-under par on the final day in the 43rd John Burns Intercollegiate at Wailua Municipal Golf Course (par-72/6,991 yards).
UTEP junior Eduardo Gonzalez accomplished a rare achievement when he recorded a hole-in-one at no. 3 (par 3) from 245 yards out. Gonzalez (73-75-72—220) went up 10 spots and finished the event tied for 56th.
The Miners (290-292-289—871) as team finished 15th at 7-over par. No. 11-ranked Arizona State (282-276-282—840) won the tournament at 24-under par, while defending champs no. 20 Texas A&M (281-283-279—843) at 21-under par.
Terrazas started the final round at hole no. 10 (par 5) and penciled in a birdie to go to 8-under par. Terrazas parred the next eight holes before birdieing holes no. 1 (par 5) and no. 2 (par 4) to go to 10-under and climbing to first.
Terrazas birdied four more holes on in the final round, finishing with 13 birdies on the weekend.
After taking the lead, Terrazas bogeyed four of his next seven holes. He birdied his second to last hole at no. 8 (par 4), but bogeyed his final hole to finish at 7-under par.
BYU’s no. 15-ranked Peter Kuest (66-72-68—206) won the individual crown at 10-under par, while Texas A&M’s Walker Lee (67-72-68—207) finished in second place at 9-under par.
Up next, the Miners will compete at the GCU Invitational March 15-16 at GCU Golf Course in Phoenix.