The UTEP men’s golf team kept its lead through round two at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club on Saturday. The Miners fired an eight-under-par 280 round two for a total of 20-under-par 556 (276-280).
The team will look to maintain its lead heading into the third and final round tomorrow. Round three will be a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Mountain time.
The Miners extended their lead over NM State and Marquette, who are tied for second place with a nine-under-par 567. The Aggies and Golden Eagles have shot rounds of 280-287 and 283-284, respectively. UTSA sits in fourth place with a score of 571 (282-289) and UTRGV rounds out the top five with a one-under-par 575 (290-285).
At the top of the Miner scorecard are Andreas Sorensen and Prescott Mann, who is playing as an individual. The teammates are tied for first place with UTSA’s Zander Lozano after shooting an eight-under-par 136. Sorensen shot rounds of 66 and 70, while Mann carded rounds of 67 and 69. A stellar day for junior Nicklas Pihl helped him climb the leaderboard to finish round two in a tie for seventh place.
The Denmark native fired a round of 69, including nine birdies, for a total score of four-under-par 140 (71-69). Charles Corner is one stroke behind Pihl with a three-under-par 141 (68-73) and sits in a tie for ninth and Ben Getman ended the day tied for 11th with rounds of 71 for a two-under-par 142. Finishing out the starting five, Frederik Dreier tacked up nine birdies and moved 20 places up the board to end day two tied for 28th with a two-over-par 146 (76-70).
Among the Miner individuals, redshirt junior Chad Ahn and sophomore El Paso native Evan Macias shot rounds of 76 and 73 to tie for 41st with cumulative scores of 148. Freshman Cole Donielson sits in a tie for 47th place with 149 (76-73) and Eduardo Gonzalez and Settavut Paradee finished in a tie for 71st mirroring scores of 161 (76-85).
The tourney concludes tomorrow. Live stats will be available at golfstat.com