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UTEP’s Mendizabal named C-USA Co-Golfer of the Week

UTEP junior Valeria Mendizabal has been named the Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week after her performance for the Miners women’s golf program in the season-opener this week.

Mendizabal claimed the individual title at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial this week in Springfield, Missouri. The junior from Guatemala shot 3-under-par 68 in the final round on Tuesday to take home first place among the field of 75 players with a total score of 212 (69-75-68) for the event.

Her 68 score in the third round and overall total of 212 are both career-lows for the junior, while the first-place finish is the first of Mendizabal’s career as a Miner. She finished the tournament at 1-under-par.

As a team, the Miners just missed out on first place, coming in second place out of 12 teams competing at the Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield.

The Miners return to action Sept. 28-29 when the team travels to compete in the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California.

For complete coverage of UTEP Women’s Golf, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPwgolf (Twitter) and @UTEPwomensgolf (Instagram) or visit the official home of UTEP Athletics at UTEPMiners.com.

UTEP Women place 2nd at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – UTEP Women’s Golf ended its first competition of the fall season tied for second, while Valeria Mendizabal took home the individual title at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield.

“For this being our first tournament, I am pretty proud of the team and how they played to open the season,” head coach Jere Pelletier said following the final round. “We probably could have been better as a team down the stretch to win it, but I am proud of Valeria for winning the individual title. She has worked hard this entire summer and it payed off for her this week.”

Mendizabal, a junior from Guatemala, shot 3-under-par 68 in the final round on Tuesday to take home first place with a total score of 212 (69-75-68) for the event. Mendizabal finished the tournament at 1-under-par.

As a team, the Miners ended the first two rounds in first place on Monday, but saw Oral Roberts jump them in the final round with an impressive team total of 276.

UTEP rounded out the third and final round with a team total of 295 (+11). Overall, the Miners finished the event with a score of 884 (291-298-295).

In the opening round, UTEP shot 291 (+7) as a team during the first 18 holes on Monday morning. The Miners continued to lead the pack in the second round on Monday afternoon, shooting 298 as a group to finish the day in first place (+21).

In addition to Mendizabal, the Miners were also led by Audrey Haddad, who led the way after the first two rounds and ended the tournament tied for sixth with a two-day total of 221 (68-73-80) to finish 8-over-par.

UTEP senior Shannon O’Dwyer rounded out the tournament tied for 27th after shooting 228 (75-76-77) for three rounds, while Abbie Anghelescu ended the event just outside the top 30 with a score of 229 (79-76-74). Crystal Wu followed closely behind her teammates, shooting 230 (80-74-76) over the course of two days.

The Miners return to action Sept. 28-29 when the team travels to compete in the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California.

For complete coverage of UTEP Women’s Golf, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPwgolf (Twitter) and @UTEPwomensgolf (Instagram) or visit the official home of UTEP Athletics at UTEPMiners.com.

Miners end opening day at Missouri State in first place

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The UTEP Women’s Golf team finished the first two rounds of play at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial atop the leaderboard in first place at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield.

In the opening round, UTEP shot 291 (+7) as a team during the first 18 holes on Monday morning. The Miners continued to lead the pack in the second round in the afternoon, shooting 298 as a group to finish the day in first place (+21) Round three is set for Tuesday morning with a shotgun start scheduled for 7:30 a.m. MT.

Juniors Audrey Haddad and Valeria Mendizabal raced out to the front of the field in the first two rounds of the tournament. Haddad finished the day in first place after shooting a 3-under-par 68 over the opening 18 holes and 73 (+2) in the second.

As for her teammate, Mendizabal finished the day in second place with a 2-over-par performance after shooting 69 and 75 over the first 36 holes.

UTEP’s Shannon O’Dwyer finished the first day tied for 19th with scores of 75 and 76 in the first two rounds, while Crystal Wu shot 154 (80, 74). Abbie Anghelescu rounded out the group for the Miners, shooting 155 on the day with scores of 79 and 76 in rounds one and two, respectively.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action on the final day in Springfield with live scoring available on GolfStat.com.

For complete coverage of UTEP Women’s Golf, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPwgolf (Twitter) and @UTEPwomensgolf (Instagram) or visit the official home of UTEP Athletics at UTEPMiners.com.

UTEP Men’s Golf Opens Fall Season at Air Force

UTEP Men’s Golf is set to open the 2019 fall season this weekend when head coach Scott Lieberwirth and the Miners travel to compete in the 51st Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.

“We are excited to get back and play in our first tournament of the year,” Lieberwirth said. “We have enjoyed some success at this event in the past, but all five of our starters are new to this tournament. It will be their first time playing in this event, so there will be a little bit of a learning curve before we get comfortable around the greens, but the golf course is in fantastic shape. It is out there to score if you are smart. That is the name of our game – being smart, understanding situationally where we are at and where to leave the ball. If you leave it in good spots, you will have a good time.”

The 54-hole event is hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy and features an 18-team field. All the action kicks off on Friday, Sept. 6 in USAF Academy, Colorado. The three-day invitational will be held at the 72-par, 7,511-yard Blue Course at Eisenhower Golf Club.

A total of 18 teams are scheduled to compete in this year’s event, including Air Force, Boise State, Cal Baptist, Cal State Northridge, Colorado, Drake, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, SIUE, Southern Utah, Texas State, UC Davis, Utah State, Utah Valley, Valparaiso, Weber State and Wyoming.

UTEP will be represented by Oskar Ambrosius (Jr., Viborg, Denmark), Eduardo Gonzalez (Sr., San Luis Potosi, Mexico), Jeffery Lebeau (Fr., Sherbrooke, Quebec), Jacob Presutti (Fr., Ontario, Canada) and Greg Yellin (R-So., El Paso, Texas).

On Friday and Saturday, the teams will tee off beginning at 7:30 a.m. MT, while Sunday’s tee time is slated for 7:15 a.m. MT. A practice round will be held on Thursday starting at 8 a.m. MT.

The Blue Course at the Eisenhower Golf Club opened in 1959 and is named after former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who took part in the dedication ceremony. The course is currently ranked as the third-best military course in the nation (PGA.com) and the 24th-best college course in the country (Golf Week).

Colorado took home the title in last year’s tournament with a 9-under-par 855.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action with live scoring available on GolfStat.com.

For complete coverage of UTEP Men’s Golf, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPminergolf (Twitter) and @UTEPMensGolf (Instagram) or visit the official home of UTEP Athletics at UTEPMiners.com.

UTEP Men’s Golf Announces 2019-20 Schedule

UTEP Men’s Golf Head Coach Scott Lieberwirth announced the Miners’ 2019-20 schedule Tuesday.

The Miners will open the new slate at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational Sept. 6-8. UTEP last played at Air Force’s annual tournament in Colorado Springs, Co., two years ago.

UTEP will return to the Centennial State to compete at Colorado State’s Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins Sept. 16-17. The William H. Tucker hosted by New Mexico will be played Sept. 27-28, while the Miners will make their way to Carrollton, Texas, to play at the Maridoe Invitational hosted by Conference USA foe North Texas.

The fall season will conclude at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by rival NM State Oct. 14-15. The Miners placed second at last year’s event, as Marcus Khaw finished tied for third at 4-over par and Oskar Ambrosius placed sixth at 5-over par.

The spring portion of the season will commence at the Arizona Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Arizona Jan. 27-28.

The Miners will compete in the Sun City as Western New Mexico is hosting the 2020 Cactus Thaw at Painted Dunes Golf Course Feb. 9-10. It’s a JV only tournament, meaning it’s not a team event. Coach Lieberwirth will appoint three to four golfers to compete as individuals.

The squad will then make the trip to beautiful Lihue, Kauai, Hawai’i, to compete at the John Burns Intercollegiate Feb. 20-22. After a few weeks off, UTEP will play at the GCU Invitational (Grand Canyon University) in Phoenix, Ariz., March 13-14, following with a trip to the great Northwest to compete at the Seattle U. Invitational in University Place, Wash., at Chambers Bay Golf Course March 30-31.

UTEP will return to Montgomery, Texas, to play at the Bearkat Invitational at Walden April 6-7. Ambrosius wrapped up his first collegiate victory at last season’s event, firing 7-under par and winning a one-hole playoff. The Miners, overall, finished second at 4-over par.

The regular season will conclude at the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif., hosted by San Jose State April 13-15.

The Conference USA Championship will be played at Texarkana Country Club April 27-30. The NCAA Regionals will take place May 11-13 at a location to be determined, while the NCAA Championship will be take place in Scottsdale, Az., at Grayhawk Golf Club May 22-27.

UTEP Golf’s Terrazas Named All-C-USA

DALLAS – UTEP’s Aaron Terrazas was named to the All-Conference USA second team, as announced by league officials Friday.

The senior produced a spectacular campaign, registering his first two collegiate victories in back-to-back weeks, while placing in the top five in a total of four events this season.

The Mexico City product shared a victory at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate after shooting 3-over par 216 to claim his first collegiate win on Oct. 16 at NM State Golf Course.

Terrazas followed with his first outright triumph after dominating the field at the Pepsi-Cola Classic. He penciled in an impressive 15-under par 201 at Red Hawk Golf Course in Las Cruces Oct. 21. His efforts helped propel the Miners (-9) to a victory at the Pepi Classic. Terrazas was also named the C-USA co-Golfer of the Week Oct. 24 after is performance at Red Hawk.

He opened his final campaign tying for fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge Sept. 17, shooting 4-under par 140 (only two rounds were played due to bad weather).

Terrazas punched in a 7-under par 209 and tied for fourth at the John Burns Intercollegiate Feb. 23 in Hawai’i and was named the C-USA Golfer of the Week Feb. 27 after that performance at Wailua Municipal Golf Course.

Terrazas also registered a sixth-place finish (-3) at the Bearkat Invitational April 2 and tied for seventh at the GCU Invitational (-5) March 15.

The standout golfer fashioned a career-low and team-leading 71.5 stroke average after competing in 12 tournaments (35 rounds) during the 2018-19 season. Terrazas was recently named the team’s MVP, while also earning the UTEP Athletics Male Upperclassmen of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year at the first annual Golden Pick Awards April 25.

For Terrazas, it’s his second postseason accolade as he was named to the All-C-USA first team in 2017.

UTEP Student-Athletes, Teams Honored At Inaugural Golden Pick Axe Awards

Golf’s Aaron Terrazas and cross country/track & field’s Lilian Koech were named the UTEP Male and Female Athlete of the Year, and women’s cross country was appointed the UTEP Team of the Year at the inaugural Golden Pick Axe Awards in the Don Haskins Center Thursday evening.

Men’s Basketball’s Efe Odigie and softball’s Kasey Flores were named the Male and Female Underclassmen of the Year. Terrazas and Koech were chosen the Male and Female Upperclassmen of the Year.

Other awards presented included Best Comeback (track & field’s Sean Bailey), Unsung Hero (softball’s Ariel Blair) and the Thomas Howard Academics & Athletics Achievement Awards (volleyball’s Briana Bustillos & men’s basketball’s Ountae Campbell).

The Moment of the Year was the buzzer beater by men’s basketball’s Jordan Lathon to beat Rice, and the Community Service Award went to the softball program.

Team MVP Awards were presented to Boaz Ronoh (men’s cross country), Linda Cheruiyot (women’s cross country), Lathon (men’s basketball), Jordan Alexander (women’s basketball), Steffen Gregory and Jasmine Romo (cheerleading), A.J. Hotchkins (football), Terrazas (men’s golf), Lily Downs and Valeria Mendizabal (women’s golf), Jessica Boyce (rifle), Carleigh Simmons (soccer), Kacey Duffield (softball), Blair and Justin Garrett (strength & conditioning), Kirsten Prelle (tennis), Bailey (men’s indoor track & field), Koech (women’s indoor & outdoor track and field), Michael Saruni (men’s outdoor track & field) and Macey Austin (volleyball).

The Golden Pick Awards are organized and presented by the UTEP Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Male Athlete of the Year & Male Upperclassman of the Year – Aaron Terrazas (Men’s Golf)
Terrazas was the Miners’ top finisher at seven tournaments, and also led the team with six top-10 placements. His scoring average of 71.5 rated first on the squad. He earned his first collegiate victory at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in October, where he tied for first place. He followed that up with his second collegiate victory, winning the Pepsi-Cola Classic outright. His 15-under par score of 201 led the Miners to the tournament title. He was named the Conference USA co-Golfer of the Week after firing a career-low score in Las Cruces. Terrazas tied for fourth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawai’i, firing a seven-under par 209 to garner C-USA Golfer of the Week honors. He began his final season at UTEP by tying for fifth place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a four-under-par 140.

Female Athlete of the Year & Female Upperclassman of the Year – Lilian Koech (Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field)
Koech is closing out her collegiate career in stellar fashion, having been a member of two conference championship teams during the 2018-19 athletic year. She garnered first-team All-Conference honors as the women’s cross country team captured its first league title. She was named C-USA Outstanding Senior after crossing the finish line in fifth place overall. Koech went on to lead the UTEP women’s track and field team to the title at the 2019 Conference USA Indoor Championship. Koech secured a gold and silver medal in the mile and 800 meters, respectively. Earlier in the year, she posted a personal-best time of 2:06.29 in the 800 meters, which rates fourth in program history. During the 2018 outdoor season, Koech notched a gold and silver medal at the C-USA Championships in the 1,500 meters and 800 meters, respectively. She’s putting the finishing touches on an illustrious UTEP career during the 2019 outdoor season, as she ranks in the top-25 nationally in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters.

Team of the Year – Women’s Cross Country
The Miners enjoyed a storybook 2018 season, winning their first conference championship. They took four of the top-six spots at the Conference USA Meet as Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech finished first and second, respectively. Carolyn Chepkosgei and Lilian Koech also merited first-team All-Conference USA honors as they took fifth and sixth place in the individual standings. Lilian Koech was appointed the Senior of the Meet and Paul Ereng was named the league’s Coach of the Year. UTEP sent Cheruiyot and Koech to the NCAA Championships. Cheruiyot was chosen the C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year. She finished in the top three at five meets, with a pair of first-place showings. Overall the Miners won four meets over the course of their record-breaking campaign.

Male Underclassman of the Year – Efe Odigie (Men’s Basketball)
Odigie was a member of the C-USA All-Freshman team after becoming the first Miner to average a double-double (12.7 ppg, 10.1 rpg) since the 1982 season. The 10.1 rebounds per game was a UTEP freshman record while also pacing C-USA and rating 16th in the nation. He also led the league in defensive boards per game (7.4). He produced a UTEP freshman record 11 double-doubles (second in C-USA), which was fifth among DI freshmen. He started 21 of 25 games played before missing the final four contests of the year with an injury.

Female Underclassman of the Year – Kasey Flores (Softball)
Flores burst onto the scene with two homers and a UTEP-debut record seven RBIs in the season-opening win against Creighton. She was named the C-USA Player of the Week and was an NFCA top performer for her efforts that weekend. The freshman has continued to thrive, pacing the team in RBIs (36-tied fourth in C-USA), doubles (nine) and runs scored (29). She also checks in second on the team in batting average (.358-ninth C-USA), total bases (77-10th C-USA) and slugging percentage (.626-seventh C-USA), and third in home runs (eight-tied 10th C-USA).

Best Comeback – Sean Bailey (Track & Field)
Bailey’s performance in the 400 meters at the 2019 Conference USA Indoor Championships earned him the Best Comeback Award. The transfer from Western Texas College was back in the pack during the first lap of the finals before finding his second gear and surging to victory in his heat. He claimed third place overall on the way to securing All-Conference honors after the photo finish.

Unsung Hero – Ariel Blair (Softball)
Blair has been an inspirational leader for UTEP softball the past four years. She has fulfilled her dream of playing for her hometown Miners, one she refused to give up on even after being paralyzed and in a wheelchair as a result of contracting a rare disease at the age of 14. She frequently makes highlight-reel catches in the outfield and throws out runners at the plate. She is on track to become the first Miner in program history to lead the team in steals for four consecutive seasons.

Thomas Howard Academics & Athletics Achievement Awards – Briana Bustillos (Volleyball) & Ountae Campbell (Men’s Basketball)
The Thomas Howard Academic & Athletics Achievement Awards are presented to UTEP walk-on student athletes who have excelled academically and athletically. They are presented by the Thomas Howard Foundation in honor of former UTEP football player Thomas Howard, who passed away in a car accident at the age of 30 in 2013. Bustillos played in all 99 sets and started every match for the Miners at the libero position. She ranked seventh in C-USA in digs with a team-leading 388. Campbell played in 24 games for the men’s basketball team with 10 starts. He was a recipient of a C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal (minimum 3.75 GPA).

Moment of the Year – Jordan Lathon (Men’s Basketball) Buzzer-Beater vs. Rice
There were many exciting moments during the 2018-19 UTEP Athletics year, but Lathon’s buzzer beater in a 65-64 win vs. Rice (Jan. 12) surpassed them all. The Owls led 64-63 after Trey Murphy III grabbed an offensive board and connected on a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left. Ountae Campbell’s first pass attempt was deflected out of bounds in the corner, taking time off the clock. Campbell, from the bottom corner and with 0.5 seconds remaining, threw the ball to an open Lathon. The ball took one bounce, Lathon grabbed it and nailed the jumper from the baseline just inside the three-point line. Lathon was mobbed by his teammates, coaches and fans while the referees looked at the play on the monitor. The refs declared the shot good, electrifying the Haskins Center and giving Rodney Terry his first league win as UTEP’s head coach.

Community Service Award – Softball
The UTEP softball team has gone above and beyond to achieve its goal of engaging the community. From helping with Special Olympics sporting events to volunteering at the children’s hospital, the squad has racked up 658 community service hours since the beginning of the school year. The efforts have set the standard for service for all UTEP sports.

UTEP Men’s Golf concludes C-USA Championship in seventh

TEXARKANA, Ar. – The UTEP men’s golf team (288-295-292—875) finished four strokes behind fourth-place UAB (+7) and placed seventh.

The Miners shot 4-over par during the final round of stroke play to finish 11-over par at the Airforce Reserve Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship Tuesday afternoon at Texarkana Country Club (par 72/6,935 yards).

UTSA (292-283-289—864), defending champ Middle Tennessee (292-289-287—868), Charlotte (294-288-287—869) and UAB (291-289-291—871) will advance to Wednesday’s match play for a chance to advance to the NCAA Regionals.

UTEP finished two strokes behind WKU (287-292-294—873), which shot 6-over par and fell four spots to sixth place. Rice (293-292-287—872) shot 1-under par Tuesday afternoon, but finished in fifth, a stroke behind UAB.

UTEP sophomore Oskar Ambrosius (69-73-75—217) finished as the top Miner, placing tied for 10th at 1-over par. Senior Settavut Paradee (71-75-73—219) placed 24th, while junior Eduardo Gonzalez (73-74-74—221) and senior Aaron Terrazas (75-77-70—222) finished tied for 27th and 33rd, respectively.

Terrazas penciled in one of the lowest third-round scores on the day and moved up 12 spots. Senior Ben Getman (79-73-79—231) finished tied for 54th place.

Rice’s Jake Benson (70-68-73—211) won the individual title at 5-under par, while Middle Tennessee’s Cooper Sears (71-71-70-212), UTSA’s Sean Meehan (69-71-72—212) and Charlotte’s John Gough (71-71-70-212) finished in a three-way tie for second place at 4-under par.

The Miners concluded the 2018-19 campaign, winning the Pepsi-Cola Classic Oct. 21 and placing in the top five in three other events (second place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, tied third at the GCU Invitational and second place at the Bearkat Invitational).

Terrazas concluded his career with a team-leading 71.5 stroke average this season. The Mexico City, Mexico, native competed in 12 tournaments during his final season with the Orange and Blue. Ambrosius fashioned a 72.5 stroke average after competing in all 13 tournaments during his second and most successful season in the Sun City.

Terrazas earned a co-championship at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (Oct. 16), his first ever collegiate victory, while following with his first outright triumph at the Pepsi-Cola Classic (Oct. 21). Ambrosius registered five top 10 finishes, including his first collegiate victory at the Bearkat Invitational April 2.

Lily Downs Named to the All-Conference Third Team

UTEP women’s golf Lily Downs was named to the All-Conference USA Third team as announced the league office Tuesday morning.

“I’m very proud of what Lily has been able to accomplish here,” UTEP head coach Jere Pelletier said. “ She’s one of the best players to come through the program and her career just validates the hard working person that she is.”

Downs put the final touches on her senior season with seven top-10 finishes and led the team with six top place finishes. The lone senior posted a stroke average of 73.0 over 10 tournaments. She helped guide the Miners to a team high four tournament wins, including three consecutive.

The Kirklevington, Yarm, U.K. native, earned a season-high tie for third place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert (Sept. 29-30) shooting 4-over par 220.

Downs opened the season with a 1-over par 214 to finish tied for fourth place at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial (Sept. 10-11). She shot a low round of 68 at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (April 8-9).

UTEP Golf to Compete at C-USA Championships Starting Monday

The UTEP men’s golf team is set to compete at the 2019 Conference USA Championship April 22-25 at the Texarkana Country Club (Par 72/6,969 yards).

The Miners will compete against 12 other programs for a bid to the NCAA Regionals May 13-15. Tee time pairings are based off the latest Golfstat national rankings. No. 130 UTEP will begin to tee off at 10:20 a.m. MT at hole no. 1 alongside no. 110 Charlotte and no. 121 Middle Tennessee.

The Blue Raiders will defend their 2018 title, while the Miners won the C-USA Tournament in 2017.

Before looking for its second title in three years, UTEP Head Coach Scott Lieberwirth explains the process before having visions of victory.

“All we can focus on right now is getting into match play,” Lieberwirth said. “Our conference is unique in the top four teams, after 54 holes, advance to match play. We can’t get too long term as far as what we want to accomplish out there. Of course, we want to win, but before we get there, we have to qualify for match play.”

Making the trip for Lieberwirth will be junior Eduardo Gonzalez (tees off at 10:20 a.m. MT), seniors Settavut Paradee (10:30 a.m.) and Ben Getman (10:40 a.m.), sophomore Oskar Ambrosius (10:50 a.m.) and senior Aaron Terrazas (11 a.m.). Sophomore Santiago Castilla will also make the trip as a substitute. C-USA is allowing a sub for the first time in championship play.

“There’s no question in my mind, it’s possible [won win the C-USA Tournament] the way Aaron and Oskar have played. They’ve competed great pretty much all year long,” Lieberwirth said. “Both of them, back-and-forth, have been our no. 1 and no. 2 player virtually the entire year. We’re at a point where we need some depth. Our depth at three, four and five, and our sub, we at least need some consistency. When we’ve been consistent in the backend of our lineup, we’ve played really well. We’ve contended for a couple different wins in the fall and spring. When they’re inconsistent, we’ve obviously struggled. That’s our key and we know it. We know exactly what the recipe is to compete well.”

Terrazas leads the squad with a 72.1 stroke average, while Ambrosius has penciled in a 72.5. Paradee is ranked third on the team with a 74.6 stroke average. Gonzalez has tallied a 74.7 stroke average, while Getman has fashioned a 75.4. The Miners won the Pepsi-Cola Classic on Oct. 21, while finishing in the top five in three other events during the course of the campaign.

Rounding out the remainder of the field will be no. 77 UAB and no. 85 UTSA teeing off at 9 a.m. MT at hole no. 1; no. 87 WKU and no. 94 North Texas will tee off at 9:40 a.m. MT at hole no. 1. No. 150 LA Tech, no. 152 Southern Miss and no. 162 Florida Atlantic will start at 9 a.m. MT at hole no. 10, while no. 168 Rice, no. 200 Old Dominion and no. 207 Marshall will go at 9:50 a.m. MT at hole no. 10.

The championship is four days, with 18 holes scheduled for the first three days. After the 54 holes of stroke play, the top four teams would be seeded and will conclude the championship on the fourth day with a match play playoff.

Playing partners for the first day will be determined by a blind draw. For every succeeding round, team scores will determine pairings. The winner gains the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

UTEP Golf Finishes 11th at 73rd Western Intercollegiate

SANTA CRUZ, Ca. – The UTEP men’s golf team wrapped up the regular season, finishing in 11th place on the final day at the 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf.

The Miners (377-368-356—1101) improved their scoring each day, moving up a spot at the challenging Pasatiempo Golf Club (par 70/6,615 yards) Wednesday afternoon.

No. 16 Stanford (354-346-340—1040) shot 10-under par on the day to win the team title, while Stanford’s no. 68 Isaiah Salinda (64-68-70—202) defeated San Jose State’s Sean Yu (64-71-67—202) in a playoff. The pair played five holes before Salinda birdied hole no. 18 (par 3).

UTEP sophomore Oskar Ambrosius (70-69-72—211) finished tied for 15th after shooting 2-over par to finish 1-over. Ambrosius, despite bogeying his first two holes at 10 and 11, registered birdies at holes 13, 14 and 16 to get to 1-under.

However, he bogeyed hole 18 to finish the front nine. Ambrosius added his fourth birdy of the afternoon at no. 4.

Senior Aaron Terrazas (72-74-70—216) finished tied for 42nd after shooting even par on the day. Eduardo Gonzalez (81-74-67—222) moved up 20 spots to tie for 60th after firing a career-low 67 during the third round.

Settavut Paradee (76-75-72—223) moved up four spots to tie for 63rd, while Ben Getman (78-76-75—229) finished tied for 76th and Cole Donielson (81-83-76—240) finished in 84th place.

Up next, the Miners will compete at the Conference USA Championships April 22-25 in Texarkana, Ark., at Texarkana Country Club.

UTEP Golf Completes Second Round, Ambrosius Tied for Ninth at Western Intercollegiate

SANTA CRUZ, Ca. – UTEP sophomore Oskar Ambrosius (-1) shot a 69 in round two and moved up five spots to sit in a ninth-place tie at the 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf.

The Miners (745, +45) remained in 12th place after firing a 368 at Pasatiempo Golf Club (par 70/6,615 yards) Tuesday afternoon.

Ambrosius (70-69—139) was even par through the first eight holes before birdying hole no. 9 to get to 1-under par prior to playing the back nine. He followed with birdies at holes no. 13 and 15 but bogeyed holes 14 and 16. Ambrosius is tied with Cal’s no. 34 Sabastian Crampton (70-69—139).

Stanford’s no. 68 Isaiah Salinda (64-68—132) leads the individual field at 8-under par, while four players are tied for second place at 5-under par.

Host school San Jose State (346-353—699) maintained its first-place lead at 1-under par, while no. 16 Stanford (354-346—700) is in second place at even par. No. 11 Cal (354-351—705) and no. 6 USC (348-357—705) are tied for third at 5-over par, while no. 39 Oregon (348-359—707) and no. 19 Pepperdine (356-351—707) are tied for fifth place at 7-over par.

UTEP senior Aaron Terrazas (72-74—146) is tied for 42nd, senior Settavut Paradee (76-75—151) is tied for 67th, Ben Getman (78-76—154) is tied for 76th, junior Eduardo Gonzalez (81-74—155) is tied for 80th and sophomore Cole Donielson (81-83—164) is in 84th place.

UTEP will start teeing off at 9:54 a.m. MT at hole no. 10. Ambrosius will be the last Miner to tee off, which will be at 10:54 a.m. MT. GOLF Channel’s coverage will begin at 2 p.m. MT.

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UTEP Women’s Golf Remains in Sixth at C-USA Championship

FORT MYERS, Fl. – The UTEP women’s golf team maintained its hold on sixth place following day two of the Conference USA Championships at the Verandah Club on Tuesday afternoon.

With a 10-over par 592 (294-298), the Miners are 12 strokes behind first-place Old Dominion (282-290—572). The final 18 holes will be contested on Wednesday.

UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal is in the chase for the individual title. Her 1-under par 143 (73-70) leaves her seven strokes back of first-place Ana Gonzalez from UTSA (39-37—136). The sophomore is tied for eighth place.

Lily Downs is tied for 18th place shooting 3-over par 147 (73-74). Audrey Haddad is tied for 31st overall (75-75—150), Crystal Wu is tied for 42nd (73-79—152) and Taylor Stone (85-79—164).

UTEP Men’s Golf in 12th After One Round at the Western Intercollegiate

SANTA CRUZ, Ca. – The UTEP men’s golf team shot a 377 after first-round action at the prestigious 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf at historic Pasatiempo Golf Club (par 70/6,615 yards).

The Miners (+27) rank 12th after competing in rainy and cool conditions Monday afternoon.

The three-day, 54-hole stroke play event counts the low five of six scores after each round. Second-round action will continue Tuesday morning with live coverage on the GOLF Channel starting at 5 p.m. MT/7 ET. The tournament is also being streamed online during the next two rounds.

Host school San Jose State (346, -4) is on the top the team leaderboard, while no. 6 USC (-2) and no. 39 Oregon (-2) are tied for second place. USC’s no. 4 Justin Suh (-6), San Jose State’s Sean Yu (-6) and Stanford’s no. 68 Isaiah Salinda (-6) are in a three-way tie for first place.

Oskar Ambrosius leads the Miners at even par (70) and ranks tied for 14th after 18 holes. Aaron Terrazas shot 2-over par 72 to rank tied for 31st, while Settavut Paradee (76) is tied for 63rd and Ben Getman (78) is tied for 74th place. Eduardo Gonzalez (81) and Cole Donielson (81) each are tied for 82nd.

Ambrosius, despite tallying a pair of bogeys on the front nine, penciled in an eagle at hole no. 9 (par 5) to get back to even par. The sophomore bogeyed holes 10 and 12, but birdied holes 11 and 15 on the back nine.

Terrazas struggled a bit on the front nine, bogeying a trio of holes and tallying a 3-over par. The senior settled in on the back nine, registering three birdies and two bogeys to record a 1-under par on the back nine.

UTEP, overall, registered 14 birdies and 47 pars.

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UTEP Women’s Golf Opens C-USA Championship in Sixth Place

FORT MYERS, Fl. – The UTEP women’s golf team is in sixth place after completing 18 holes at the 2019 Conference USA Championships on Monday afternoon

The Miners shot 294 as a team on day one, putting them 12 strokes back of tournament leaders Old Dominion and UTSA (282). The tournament continues with 18 holes on Tuesday and 18 more on Wednesday.

Three Miners, Lily Downs, Crystal Wu and Valeria Mendizabal, shot a 1-over par 73 on Monday, leaving them tied for 20th overall. UTSA’s Ana Gonzalez, Madison Kidd and Old Dominion’s Sana Tufail all carded a 3-under par 69 to pace the field.

UTEP’s Audrey Haddad is tied for 32nd place (75). Taylor Stone is in 59th place (85).

The action will continue Tuesday at 6 a.m. MT. Live result can be found on golfstat.com.

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