CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia â€“ The UTEP menâ€™s golf team (301-290â€”591) moved up two places to 13th after firing a 2-over-par 288 on Monday during round two at the Golfweek Conference Challenge played at Cedar Rapids Country Club (Par 72, 7,071 yards).
Aaron Terrazas (71-69â€”140) has been the top Miner thus far as the senior eagled his final hole on Monday to finish 4-under-par overall. Terrazas fired a 69 on Monday and is currently tied for fifth place with three other players.
Santiago Castilla (81-69â€”150) had a dramatic improvement on day two after the sophomore fired a 2-under-par 72. Castilla ranks tied for 56th. Freshman Nattapol Udomrat (80-74â€”154) is ranked tied for 74th, but lowered his score by six strokes from the day before. Oskar Ambrosius (75-78â€”153) is ranked tied for 72nd and Marcus Khaw (75-81-156) stands tied for 80th.
The Miners combined for 12 birdies, led by Terrazasâ€™s and Castillaâ€™s four birdies each.
Arkansas State (-23) has remained in first place after firing a 12-under par, while host school Iowa (-11) moved up a spot after shooting 5-under par on Monday. Campbell (-4) moved up two spots to third, while San Jose State (-3) and Jacksonville (-3) round out the top five programs heading into the final day on Tuesday.
Arkansas Stateâ€™s Julien Sale (69-67â€”136) leads the individual field at 8-under, while Jacksonvilleâ€™s Thomas Thuroway, Arkansas Stateâ€™s Joel Wendin and Iowaâ€™s Alex Schaake are tied for second at 5-under par.
Tuesdayâ€™s final-round action is set for a 9 a.m. CT shotgun start.
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