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Golfers In Second At UTEP's Give 'Em Five
Release: October 25, 2013
By: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information
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EL PASO, Texas — The University of Colorado men’s golf team is in second place through two rounds of the second annual UTEP Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, CU’s final competition of the fall season.

The Buffaloes opened the day with their best single round score of the fall season, a 13-under par 275, enough to stand in first place though it was good for only a one-shot lead over Air Force.  CU’s true freshmen twins from Germany, Jeremy and Yannik Paul, were the catalysts to that score, both recording their best collegiate rounds.  Jeremy scored 10 birdies en route to a team-best this fall, a 7-under 65, while Yannik had an eagle and seven birdies on his way to a 6-under 66.

New Mexico State, in third after the first round at 10-under 278, utilized three players scoring in the 60s and a fourth at 2-under 70 for a 15-under 273 in afternoon play and a combined 25-under 551 score to overtake the Buffs and zoom into an eight-stroke lead over Colorado (559); San Jose State is in third, two back of the Buffs at 561.

It marked first time in program history the Buffaloes had two players shoot 66 or better counting toward team scoring in the same round; one other instance came in the second round of the Mark Simpson-CU Invitational in September 2011, when Derek Fribbs shot a 65 and Beau Schoolcraft a 66, also a combined 13-under; however, Schoolcraft was playing as an individual.

The twins are tied for seventh individually with 6-under 138 scores, two shots out of the lead.  Jeremy’s 10 birdies in the morning on the 7,307-yard, par-72 Butterfield Trail Club course layout were the most in a single round in recent memory in CU annals, and his 13 for the day topped the 88-man field; he also led all players in par-5 scoring, playing the eight holes Friday at 7-under par.  He added 17 pars with just six holes of bogey or worse, including a double.

Yannik had nine birdies on the day and 22 pars, while being tied for fourth in the field in par-3 scoring (1-under) and tied for ninth on the par-5 holes (4-under).

“Obviously the twins played very well in the morning,” CU head coach Roy Edwards said.  “They’re really good ball strikers, they hit the ball solid, managed their games well and both made some putts.  They also played solid in the afternoon to shoot the scores that they shot, as they were just a little off and still turned in decent rounds.”

Sophomore Philip Juel-Berg is tied for 17th after turning in a 72-69—141 scorecard, or 3-under par.   He also had nine birdies (13th in the field with Yannik) and 22 pars.  He caught fire late; standing at 1-over with six holes left in the second round, he scored birdies on four of his final six holes.

 Junior David Oraee is one back of Juel-Berg, tied for 19th place, after recording a 72-70—142 performance; he had an eagle and eight birdies with 20 pars Friday.

Sophomore Drew Trujillo was the only Buff that really had his struggles on day one here, with his 80-76—156 score tying him for 82nd. Much of his troubles can be traced to his final hole in each round, the par-4, 476-yard No. 3: he tripled it in the morning and doubled it the second time around.

“I thought David and Philip hung in there in the morning and then came back and played solid in the afternoon,” Edwards said.  “I thought the course played a little bit tougher after it was reset for the second round, though not dramatically, so it was nice to see those guys come out and take it under par.” 

 “This is what we wanted to see to end the fall,” Edwards added.  “We’re in position (Saturday) to compete for the win.  Overall, we’ve really progressed as a team through the fall and it would be great tomorrow to close things out with a low round.”

There’s a four-way tie for the individual lead at 8-under par 136, as San Jose State’s Cody Blick and Marcus Potter, New Mexico State’s Pat Beyhan and UTEP’s Martin Simonsen all recorded a pair of subpar rounds in ending the day atop the leaderboard.

The final round commences at 8 a.m. Saturday with a shotgun start; Colorado will start on the Nos. 1-3 tees and will be paired with New Mexico State, San Jose State and Air Force.

BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS

  T7.

Jeremy Paul

 65-73—138

  T7.

Yannik Paul

 66-72—138

T17.

Philip Juel-Berg

 72-69—141

T19.

David Oraee

 72-70—142

T82.

Drew Trujillo

 80-76—156

  

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

T1.

Pat Beyhan, New Mexico State

 69-67—136

T1.

Cody Blick, San Jose State

 69-67—136

T1.

Marcus Potter, San Jose State

 67-69—136

T1.

Martin Simonsen, UTEP

 71-65—136

T5.

Steven Kupcho, N. Colorado

 71-66—137

T5.

Brett Walker, New Mexico State

 70-67—137

 

TEAM STANDINGS

  1.

New Mexico State

 278-273—551

  2.

COLORADO

 275-284—559

  3.

San Jose State

 280-281—561

T4.

Air Force

 276-289—565

T4.

Kansas

 283-282—565

  6.

Nebraska

 286-284—570

  7.

Texas-El Paso

 288-289—577

  8.

Northern Colorado

 287-291—578

T9.

Idaho

 290-289—579

T9.

Seattle

 292-287—579

11.

Western New Mexico

 289-291—580

12.

Grand Canyon

 295-289—584

13.

UC-Riverside

 289-298—587

14.

Boise State

 296-301—597

15.

Utah

 304-300—604

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