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Manuel Torres
 Manuel Torres

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Franklin HS

2008-09 (SENIOR): Compiled a 76.7 stroke average while playing in seven tournaments ... appeared in all five fall events before being limited to two spring competitions ... top finish was a tie for 26th place at the Wolf Pack Classic, where he also achieved his career-best score of 218.

2007-08: Redshirted.

2006-07 (JUNIOR): Posted a 76.7 stroke average in seven tournaments ... played in the last four events of the season ... top finish was a tie for 42nd place at the Conference USA Championship (72-79-79-230) ... shot his season-low 225 at the Gene Miranda Invitational (75-74-76).

2005-06 (SOPHOMORE): Recorded a 74.8 stroke average in nine tournaments ... spring stroke average was 74.1 ... top finish was a tie for 30th place at the Conference USA Championship (73-77-71-221) ... shot a 219 at three spring tournaments -- the PING Arizona Intercollegiate (72-74-73), the John A. Burns Intercollegiate (70-72-77) and the Wyoming Cowboy Classic (70-76-73).

2004-05 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine tournaments, including six during the spring ... put together a 76.6 stroke average ... top finish was a tie for 47th place at the Pioneer Classic ... low 54-hole score (219) was achieved at the Ping Cougar Classic, where he also posted his top round of the season (70) ... tied for 48th place at the WAC Championships.

PRIOR TO UTEP: District individual champion as a sophomore and junior at Franklin High School in El Paso ... member of a three-time district title team ... All-District pick ... named the Pepsi Tour Player of the Year in 2001 ... finished second at the Texas-Oklahoma International Tournament in 2002, and 14th in 2004.

PERSONAL: Manuel Torres, Jr. was born on Nov. 13, 1985 in El Paso, Texas ... parents are Manuel Torres, Sr. and Emilia Torres ... has a sister and a twin brother, Alberto, a former member of the Miner golf team ... biology major.

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