EDMOND, OKLA. -- - The UTEP men's golf team capped the Conference USA Championship tied for sixth place. The Miners shot 886 as a team with rounds of 302, 292 and 292.
Rice was champion of the 14-team event, carding an 861 (293-282-286). UAB was second (290-283-289-862), Tulsa third (288-281-297-866), Charlotte fourth (291-281-296-868), Middle Tennessee fifth (293-282-294-869), Southern Miss tied for sixth (298-288-300-886), East Carolina eighth (308-284-295-887), Old Dominion ninth (307-289-293-889), North Texas 10th (296-298-300-894), UTSA 11th (307-289-302-898), Louisiana Tech 12th (304-297-301-902), Marshall 13th (306-291-311-908) and Florida Atlantic 14th (310-305-317-932).
Freshman Frederik Dreier was the Miners' top finisher, tying for sixth place with a five-over-par 215 (73-72-70). That put him six strokes back of individual champion Matt Mabrey of Tulsa (70-69-70-209).
UTEP's Jere Pelletier tied for 22nd place (75-73-72-220), Martin Simonsen tied for 40th place (77-73-75-225), Roberto Ruiz tied for 52nd place (82-74-75-231) and Jose Romero finished 65th (77-79-83-239).