The UTEP menâ€™s golf team will compete at one of the more prominent collegiate golf tournaments this season as the Miners will play at the 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf April 15-17.
The tournament will be played at Pasatiempo Golf Course (par 70/6,615 yards) in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Miners will compete with host school San Jose State, no. 44 Arizona, no. 11 Cal, no. 46 Colorado State, Hawaiâ€™i, no. 39 Oregon, no. 19 Pepperdine, San Diego State, no. 16 Stanford, UC Irvine, no. 6 USC and Washington
The three-day, 54-hole stroke play event will be televised on the GOLF Channel. The live tournament coverage of the Western Intercollegiate will air in primetime Monday and Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. MT and on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. MT. Itâ€™s the only in-season collegiate golf tournament to be televised this season.
Making the trip for UTEP Head Coach Scott Lieberwirth are Aaron Terrazas, Oskar Ambrosius, Ben Getman, Eduardo Gonzalez, Settavut Paradee and Cole Donielson.
Ambrosius recently was named C-USA co-Golfer of the Week after winning the Bearkat Invitational April 1-2. The sophomore ended the 54-hole event tied for first at 7-under and defeated Sam Houston Stateâ€™s Angelo Leyvani on the one-hole playoff at 18. Ambrosius birdied the hole to claim his first collegiate victory. Ambrosius has competed in all 11 tournaments this season and has fashioned a 72.7 stroke average, second behind Terrazasâ€™s 71.1.
The Western Intercollegiate, one of the premier events on the spring golf calendar, will be the final regular season event for the 13-team field prior to the start of conference championships. The individual medalist at the Western Intercollegiate receives the coveted blue jacket, honoring legendary Pasatiempo Golf Club course designer Alister MacKenzie, also the designer of Augusta National Golf Club.
UTEP will compete at the 2019 Conference USA Championship at Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Arkansas, April 22-25.