Utes finish on a high note, improve 17 shots in final round.
Brandon Kida leads the Utes for the second straight day.
Engle earns low-Ute honors.
Utes post their best finish since winning the 2009 Purple and Red Invite.
Sophomore (2012-13):Posted his lowest round of 72 at UTEP Price's Give `Em Five Invitational ... season-best finish of tied for 55th at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational with his season-best score of 227 (78-74-75) ... 15-round total score of 1162 for a swing average of 77.5.
Freshman (2011-12): Shot season-best score of 214 (73-72-69) at the Gene Miranda Invitational, where he finished 2-under par, and tied for 13th... stroke average of 75.8... season-low score of 69 at both Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and Alister MacKenzie Invitational.
Prior to Utah: Attended Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore, N.Y. ... lettered five times and was also five-time most valuable player ... was New York High School All State in 2011 ... best career finish was eighth at the 2009 Carter Cup Invitational ... he also reached the quarterfinals at the 2009 Met Junior Tournament ... finished 13th at the Lessings American Junior Golf Association Classic.
Personal: Son of Craig and Linda Maerki ... born May 18, 1993 in Bay Shore, N.Y. ... two siblings, Kerry and Ian ... father Craig is University of Utah alumnus and golf professional ... major is undecided.