UTEP Men’s Golf Adds El Paso Native
El Paso, Texas – Evan Macias has signed his national letter of intent to swing the sticks and play golf at UTEP. Macias, an El Paso native, will join the Orange and Blue this coming fall as a freshman.
“It’s great to keep a kid like Evan at home,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “Anytime you can get a local kid of his caliber to stay at home and represent UTEP, it’s a huge plus.”
Macias has been a four-year letter winner at Coronado. Earlier this spring, he led the Thunderbird’s to a District 1-6A team title while also capturing first place individually with a two-under par 142 (71-71). He averaged a stellar 72.91 strokes per round during his senior campaign.
“Evan is a big kid who is very athletic and can hit it a long way,” Lieberwirth noted. “He has a very nice touch around the green and has a tremendous upside. There are still areas where he can develop his game even more.”
Macias has played in numerous amateur tournaments with boatloads of success. He finished 8th out of 48 players at the 2014 USGA US Amateur Qualifier at the Ranch Club Golf Course in Montana. He also collected an eighth-place finish (out of 60 players) at the 2014 SCAGA New Mexico West Texas Amateur Championship with a six-over par 222 (76-74-72). Macias won the 2014 Callaway Junior World Championships Qualifier at the Ascarate Golf Course with a mark of seven-
In the summer of 2010, Macias was named Golfweek’s Player of the Year on the junior tour. He collected eight wins, four second-place finishes and six more top-five finishes.