Cole Donielson | Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez/UTEP Athletics

UTEP Men’s Golf takes 11th at Louisiana Classics

LAFAYETTE, La. – The UTEP Men’s Golf team wrapped up the final round of play at the 36th Annual Louisiana Classics with the Miners finishing 11th as a team on Tuesday at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana.

UTEP posted its best round of the tournament in the opening round on Monday with a team total of 292 (+4) to start the event. The Miners shot 297 (+9) in the second round on Monday afternoon before finishing up with a team total of 298 (+10) in Tuesday’s final round of play.

UTEP’s Cole Donielson and Marcus Khaw led the Miners with both finishing in a tie for 39th with three-day totals of 222 each. Donielson shot the lowest round of the tournament for the Miners with a score of 70 in the opening round before shooting 77 and 75 in the second and third. Khaw also shot 6-over with scores of 73, 74 and 75 on Monday and Tuesday.

Danny Daniels also finished inside the top 50 with a three-round total of 223 (76-73-74; +7), while Greg Yellin shot 74 in the first two rounds before finishing up with a score of 76 in the final round on Tuesday for a three-round total of 224 (+8). UTEP’s Greg Holmes finished the event at 9-over par after shooting 225 (75-76-74) over the course of three rounds.

Illinois took home the team title at this weekend’s Louisiana Classics after finishing an impressive 41-under par following the third round. Jerry Ji also took home the individual title for the Illini after shooting 13-under par at the event.

The Miners return to action on April 5-6 when the team travels to Houston to compete in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, hosted by Rice. 

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