Photo courtesy UTEP
Photo courtesy UTEP

UTEP Men’s Golf Ties for Sixth, Khaw Ties for Second at the Desert Mountain Collegiate Sunday Afternoon

SCOTTSDALE, Az. – The UTEP men’s golf team shot 3-over par and moved up two spots during Sunday’s final round at Desert Mountain, Outlaw Course (par 72 – 7,156 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Miners (294-300-291—885) finished tied for sixth.

Marcus Khaw, after starting the third round tied for 16th, rebounded to shoot 3-under par on Sunday, moving up 14 spots and finishing tied for second place. It was Khaw’s highest finish in his UTEP career. Overall, Khaw fired a 215, 1-under par (71-75-69).

Khaw penciled in five birdies on the final 18 holes. He opened the third round by birding hole no. 1 (par 4) and hole no. 2 (par 5). Khaw shot 4-under on par 5 holes. He tallied 13 total birdies.

Greg Yellin (71-73-75) finished tied for 13th after shooting a 219, 3-over par. Yellin shot 2-under on par 4 holes. Greg Holmes (228), Danny Daniels (229) and Jacob Presutti (236) rounded out the order of finish for the Miners. Daniels eagled hole no. 10 (par 4) during the second round.

Host Michigan (289-300-284—873) shot 9-over to win the team title, while no. 37 UAB (292-299-286—877) and Little Rock (286-297-294—877) finished tied for second at 13-over par.

Southern Illinois’ Matthis Besard (66-75-73) won the individual title, firing a 2-under par, 214. ULM’s Otto Van Buynder (74-73-68—215), Little Rock’s Magnus Lomholt (72-73-70—215), Michigan’s Hunter Thomson (72-73-70—215) and Arkansas State’s (69-73-73—215) all tied with Khaw for second place.

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