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UTEP Men’s Golf Finishes Day 1 of Gene Miranda Tied for First

Colorado Springs, Colo.- 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.

“He [Dreier] had a little bit of bad luck here and there,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “The other four guys backed him up, so we had a solid round.”

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.

“We’re right where we want to be,” Lieberwirth said. “We just need to go out relaxed and play our game and we should finish strong.”

The action concludes tomorrow with the final round beginning at 8:00 a.m. Live scoring will be available at GolfStatResults.com

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