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USU golf: Braxton Miller sits tied for eighth place following first two rounds of UC Irvine Invitational

Utah State sophomore golfer Braxton Miller is tied for eighth place at 5-over 149 following the first two rounds of the UC Irvine-hosted Anteater Invitational held at the El Niguel Country Club on Monday.

Utah State is currently in eighth place in the 10-team field with a 38-over 614 (304-310) and trailing UC Irvine, which is in first place with a 14-over 590 (288-302), as Jacob Schulze of UCI sits on top of the leaderboard with an even-par 144 (71-73). As a team, USU recorded 21 birdies on the day to rank as the third most in the field.

Miller began the tournament by shooting a 1-over 73 during his first round and then carded a 4-over 76 during his second 18 holes Monday afternoon. In all, Miller had a tournament-best 27 pars during the first two rounds and was second overall in the field with his 3.00 stroke average on the par-3s.

Other Aggies to compete in the tournament include junior Eli Rogers, who is tied for 21st place at 8-over 152 (75-77); senior Seokwon Jeon, who is tied for 30th place at 12-over 156 (79-77); junior Tanner Jenson, who is tied for 33rd place at 13-over 157 (77-80) and freshman Keifer Higham, who is tied for 59th place at 22-over 166 (84-82).

Utah State concludes action in the Anteater Invitational with 18 holes on Tuesday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. PT.

Results from Tuesday’s final round will be available on Utah State's website, and live results will be available on Golfstat.

Doug Hoffman is the associate athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.