MINERS
UTEP Men's Golf Rises a Spot at C-USA Championship

Martin Simonsen

Martin Simonsen

April 23, 2012

The UTEP men's golf team rose from ninth place to eighth on day two of the Conference Championship on Monday in Texarkana, Texas.

The Miners have a 36-hole total of 596 with rounds of 297 and 299, respectively.

Memphis is in first place (282-289-571), with UCF second (290-284-574), East Carolina third (295-287-582), UAB fourth (292-291-583), SMU fifth (284-300-584), Houston sixth (292-296-588), Marshall seventh (286-309-595), UTEP eighth, Tulsa ninth (301-296-597), Southern Miss 10th (296-303-599) and Rice 11th (309-296-605).

UTEP freshman Martin Simonsen is in the hunt for the individual title with the final round scheduled to be played on Tuesday. Simonsen's five-under-par 139 (72-67) puts him just one stroke back of the leaders, UCF's Greg Eason (70-68-138) and Houston's Roman Robledo (70-68-138).

The Miners' Jere Pelletier is tied for 22nd place (73-75-148), while Jerry Castrellon (76-80-156) & Ross Rotwein (79-77-156) are tied for 47th place. Luke Ovenden is tied for 51st place (76-83-159).