UTEP freshman Martin Simonsen closed the book on an outstanding freshman season, tying for 27th place at NCAA Regionals on Saturday in Norman, Okla.
Simonsen shot a four-over-par 76 on the final round and finished with a seven-over-par 223 (72-75-76). It wasn’t enough to make the NCAA Finals, as St. Mary’s Jonathan De Los Reye defeated San Diego’s Grant Forrest on the first hole (no. 18) of a playoff to earn the lone individual bid out of the regional. De Los Reye and Forrest both fired a two-over-par 218.
Simonsen ended the campaign with a 72.6 scoring average in eight tournaments while becoming the first individual to represent UTEP at NCAA Regionals in three years.