Miners in 3rd heading into Final Round at NM State

LAS CRUCES – Audrey Haddad paved the way for the UTEP Women’s Golf team on Tuesday after finishing the second day of the NM State Aggie Invitational atop the leaderboard with a two-day total of 141 (70, 71).

As a unit, UTEP ended the second round tied for third, led by Haddad, who shot 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday. Through the first two rounds, the Miners have posted scores of 302 (+14) and 298 (+10) at the NM State Golf Course in Las Cruces.

In addition to Haddad’s performance, Valeria Mendizabal finished the second round in a three-way tie for 10th place after shooting 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 148 (+3).

During Monday’s opening round, UTEP shot 302 (+14) through the first 18 holes to finish the day six shots out of first place. The third and final round is set for Wednesday morning in Las Cruces.

UTEP’s Sophie Delfosse finished the second round with a score of 79 (+7) for a two-round total of 156 (+12), while Shannon O’Dwyer improved her score total by three shots on Tuesday after shooting 77 (+5) on the day. Abbie Anghelescu followed suit and also improved three shots from the opening day after she shot 77 (+5) in the second round of the event.

Individually for the Miners, Andrea Ostos was impressive after rising 18 spots on the leaderboard with a seven-shot improvement from her opening-round score of 77. Ostos shot 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday to finish the day in ninth place, while Taylor Stone also improved five shots after shooting 76 (+4) during the second round.

Naomi Ramirez, who is also competing as an individual at this week’s Aggie Invitational, shaved two shots off her score total of 82 in Monday’s round to shoot 80 over the course of 18 holes on Tuesday.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action during the third and final round in Las Cruces on Wednesday with live scoring available on GolfStat.com.

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