PARKER, Co. – UTEP golfer Oskar Ambrosius (76-70-72—218) moved up a spot after shooting par in the third round to place tied for 10th – his first career top 10 finish – on the individual leaderboard on the final day of competition at the Paintbrush Invitational Tuesday at Colorado Golf Club (par 72/7,513).
Overall, UTEP (303-295-297—895) placed seventh, its highest finish thus far during the 2018 fall season. After shooting a 303, the Miners responded with solid second and third round scores, shooting 295 and 297, respectively. The Miners recorded 166 pars, the second most behind Wyoming (173).
Despite day two starting late in the morning due to frost and play being suspended a few times throughout the afternoon due to snowfall, Ambrosius came up with his best performance in his young UTEP career.
Ambrosius’s score of 218 is a career-low during a 54-hole event, while his 2-over par was also a career best. Ambrosius performed well on par 5 scoring, shooting a 3-under.
The sophomore registered 35 pars, tied for 10th most during the event, while his nine birdies were tied for 17th. During the second round, Ambrosius fired a season-low 70, while birdying holes eight (par 4), 10 (par 4), 15 (par 5) and 16 (par 5). Ambrosius registered four more birdies in the third round.
Senior Aaron Terrazas (76-75-71—222) fired a 1-under par during the third round, moving up six spots tied for 21st.
Settavut Paradee (72-80-76—228) placed 38th, while Nattapol Udomrat (79-75-79—233) finished tied for 51st and Marcus Khaw (82-75-78—235) tied for 57th.
Colorado State (287-294-289—870) won the team event at 6-over par, while the Rams’ own Oscar Teiffel (70-69-67—206) won the individual leaderboard at 10-under.
The Miners will continue the fall slate at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Oct. 15-16 at the NMSU Golf Course.