MINERS
UTEP Men's Golf Opens Las Cruces Tourney With Solid Scores

Martin Simonsen

Martin Simonsen

Oct. 22, 2012

The UTEP men's golf team played well on the first day of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on Monday in Las Cruces, putting together rounds of 280 and 287 for a 36-hole total of 567.

That leaves the Miners tied for third place with Texas State (286-281-567) and within striking distance of tournament leader Wichita State (283-282-565). UNLV is in second place at the 12-team event (296-293-589).

UTEP sent an eight-man contingent to the NM State Golf Course. Martin Simonsen is tied for ninth place with a one-under-par 141 (71-70). Ross Rotwein is tied for 13th place (68-74-142), Devin Miertschin is tied for 23rd place (76-68-144), Ian Patterson is tied for 38th place (72-75-147) and Roberto Ruiz is tied for 41st place (69-79-148). Competing as individuals were Jere Pelletier (tied for sixth, 70-70-140), Jerry Castrellon (tied for 38th, 74-73-147) and Jose Romero (76-76-152).

The final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday.