NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS – The UTEP women’s golf team landed in 11th place at its first tournament of 2016, the Texas State Spring Event in New Braunfels, Texas.
The Miners fired rounds of 309, 315 and 309 for a total of 933.
Sam Houston State (297-285-296-878) fended off Middle Tennessee (292-286-305-883) and Long Beach State (300-287-296-883) to capture the crown at the 15-team event. The individual champion was UTSA’s Julie Houston, who was competing as an individual but carded a one-over-par 214 (69-69-76) to win by one stroke.
UTEP’s top finisher was Lily Downs with a 15-over-par 228 (74-76-78). She tied for 31st place. Alisa Rodriguez tied for 38th place (75-73-83-231), Patricia Rico-Aiello tied for 46th place (79-81-74-234), June Ting finished 69th (81-85-78-244) and Mirabela Woods tied for 72nd place (83-87-79-249).
The Miners will next compete at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational March 22-23 in Honolulu, Hawaii.