The UTEP men’s golf team notched a fourth-place finish at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on Tuesday. UTEP fired a closing round of 283 to finish with a one-over par 853 for the tournament (280-290-283).
“I thought it was our strongest event of the fall thus far,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “It’s a nice momentum builder heading into our final tournament of the fall season.”
Martin Simonsen finished the tournament tied for sixth place at four-under par. Simonsen shot a final round of 69 to total 209 (68-72-69). The senior ranked third best in the tournament with 13 birdies. Simonsen performed his best on par-4s during the tournament, where he shot a combined three-under par.
Frederik Dreier tied for 12th place by shooting a one-under par 212 (70-72-70). Dreier had the second most pars in the tournament with 43. Roberto Ruiz set a new three round career-low at the Herb Wimberly. Ruiz finished with an even par 213 (69-73-71) to finish tied for 16th place. The senior was the only other Miner to card double-digit birdies; he finished with 12.
Jacob Loya finished tied for 48th with a 221 (75-73-73). Jere Pelletier finished tied for 61st (73-77-75-225).
Competing as individuals at the Herb Wimberly were Jose Romero (71-71-75-217), Nicklas Pihl (70-72-75-217) and Chad Ahn (75-78-72-225); Romero and Pihl finished tied for 30th place.
UTEP will have a quick turnaround, as they will host the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational this weekend at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club. The tournament will begin on Friday morning and conclude Sunday afternoon; 18 holes will be played each day.