MINERS
UTEP's Simonsen Tied for First Through 36 Holes of Price's Invite

Martin Simonsen

Martin Simonsen

Oct. 25, 2013

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UTEP's Martin Simonsen shot an eight-under-par 136 (71-65) and is tied for first place through 36 holes of the Price's Give `Em Five UTEP Collegiate Golf Invitational on Friday at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.

Simonsen fired rounds of 71 and 65, putting him in a four-way tie with San Jose State's Marcus Potter (67-69) and Cody Blick (69-67) and NM State's Pat Beyhan (69-67) with 18 holes remaining on Saturday. A shotgun start is set for 8 a.m.

NM State leads the team race (278-273-551), followed by Colorado (275-284-559), San Jose State (280-281-561), Kansas (283-282-565), Air Force (276-289-565), Nebraska (286-284-570), UTEP (288-289-577), Northern Colorado (287-291-578), Idaho (290-289-579), Seattle (292-287-579), Western New Mexico (289-291-580), Grand Canyon (295-289-584), UC Riverside (289-298-587), Boise State (296-301-597) and Utah (304-300-604).

First-place NMSU has four individuals in the top-10 including Beyhan, Brett Walker (tied for fifth place, 70-67-137), Kenneth Fadke (tied for 10th place, 70-69-139) and Travis Benson (tied for 10th place, 69-70-139).

UTEP's Jere Pelletier (71-75-146) and Jacob Loya (72-74-146) are tied for 37th place, Roberto Ruiz is tied for 51st place (74-75-149) and Frederik Dreier is tied for 75th place (78-76-154). The Miners' Prescott Mann (tied for 19th place, 75-67-142), Jose Manuel Romero (tied for 56th place, 77-73-150), Ryan Fioretti (tied for 78th place, 81-74-155), Chris Juarez (tied for 78th place, 78-77-155) and Ian Patterson (85th place, 71-87-158) are competing as individuals.

This is the second annual edition of the tournament.