Photo: UTEP /Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Colorado Springs, Colo.-Â After 36 holes at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, the UTEP men’s golf team is tied for first place with Colorado. The team shot three-under-par 573 in the two rounds.
The Miners ended the opening round of the invitational in second place behind the sharp-shooting Colorado Buffaloes.
The Miners shot four-under-par as a team, spearheaded by sophomore Andreas Sorenson, who led the individual competition after shooting a four-under-par 68. Also in the top 10 was Nicklas Pihl, who tied for fourth after firing a two-under-par 70.
Prescott Mann and Ben Getman closed the round tied for 13th at one-over-par. Defending Conference USA Golfer of the Year Frederik Dreier shot a five-over-par 77, putting him in a tie for 41st. Chad Ahn rounded out the Miner individuals, tying for 77th at nine-over-par.
â€śHe [Dreier] had a little bit of bad luck here and there,â€ťÂ head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. â€śThe other four guys backed him up, so we had a solid round.â€ť
Andreas Sorenson kept his momentum from round one, completing the 36 holes tied for first after shooting seven-under-par 69. Ben Getman finished tied for 14th at two-over-par while Dreier rebounded from his rough first round with a three-over-par 70 in round two, finishing tied for 19th along with teammate Nicklas Pihl.
Prescott Mann finished tied for 25th, while Chad Ahn rounded out the group tied for 81st.
â€śWe’re right where we want to be,â€ť Lieberwirth said. â€śWe just need to go out relaxed and play our game and we should finish strong.â€ť
The action concludesÂ tomorrowÂ with the final round beginning atÂ 8:00 a.m.Â Live scoring will be available atÂ GolfStatResults.com