Photo Courtesy of UTEP Athletics
Photo Courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Miners Impress in Stacked Field to Finish Fourth at Tulane Classic

The start of the spring season looked much the same as the fall for UTEP women’s golf over the past three days at the Tulane Classic Presented by Chad Brownstein, as the Miners took home another top-five finish as a team. 

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UTEP earned fourth as a team, shooting a 911 tally that was highlighted by a 301 mark in the second round on Monday.

For the Miners, the top-five result is the fifth this season over the course of six tournaments.

English Turn Golf & Country Club (par 72, 6,268 yards) hosted the event.

“Our team continues to impress me every day,” UTEP Head Coach Steve Sims said. “They are the most amazing, hard-working and coachable student-athletes I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see what the next event has in store for us.”

Purdue, which entered the week ranked No. 47 nationally, claimed the team title with an 897. Tulane’s Carla Bernat, the No. 24 ranked individual, was the top player with a 2-over par 218 over the course of the three rounds.

Two Miners placed in the top-10, while a total of four capped the tournament in the top-20.

Daniela Chipchase and Sophie Delfosse each led UTEP with 12-over par 228 scores.

Chipchase (79, 77, 72) showed steady improvement each day and was one of only three players to fire even-par final rounds. With her effort, she earned the first top-10 finish of her career.

Delfosse (75, 78, 75) tied for the team lead for the third time this season. Her 2-under par tally on par 5 holes helped her to climb the leaderboard.

Additionally, Nawel Ben Letaief and Andrea Ostos each finished with 13-over par 229 results to tie for 17th.

Marta Romeu Chen compiled a 236 for the Miners.

As a team, the Miners led the field with 160 pars.

UTEP is back on the course on Feb. 27-28 in Phoenix at the GCU Invitational.