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UTEP Golf’s Ambrosius named Second Team All-Conference USA

UTEP’s Oskar Ambrosius was named to the 2020 Conference USA Men’s Golf All-Conference Team, it was announced by the league office on Thursday.

Ambrosius garnered second team accolades for his performance in 2019-20, marking the seventh straight year a Miner golfer has been voted to the all-conference team.

Ambrosius competed in all seven tournaments for UTEP during the 2019-20 season and registered a 72.0 stroke average in 21 rounds to lead the Miners. He was UTEP’s top finisher in four of the seven events he played, including finishing in the top 10 on four separate occasions.

He finished the shortened spring season ranked 14th in Conference USA according to Golfstat.

On September 19, he was named Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week after taking home the title at the CSU Ram Masters Invitational with a career-low three-round total of 201 (-9), including a career-low round of 65.

Additionally, Ambrosius finished in fourth place in the first event of the fall season at the Gene Miranda Invitational after shooting 6-under par (74-68-68—210).

He also tied for ninth at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate after firing a 2-under par, while he tied for fourth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate after shooting 1-under par to close out the fall.

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

2020 C-USA MEN’S GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

All-Conference USA First Team

John Gough, Charlotte

Mac Murphy, Louisiana Tech

Jake Benson, Rice

William Walker III, UAB

Murray Naysmith, UAB

All-Conference USA Second Team

Marc Boucher, Charlotte

Tanner Owens, Middle Tennessee

Gustav Fransson, Old Dominion

Oskar Ambrosius, UTEP

Linus Lo, WKU

All-Conference USA Third Team

Alex Maguire, Florida Atlantic

Viktor Forslund, North Texas

Ben Reichert, UAB

Khavish Varadan, UAB

Christian Fanfelle, UTSA

Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Dongjin Park, Charlotte

Alex Maguire, Florida Atlantic

Robbie Latter, Southern Miss

Thongpipat Rattanayanon, Southern Miss

Khavish Varadan, UAB

C-USA Player of the Year

John Gough, Charlotte

C-USA Freshman of the Year

Khavish Varadan, UAB

C-USA Coach of the Year

Mike Wilson, UAB

UTEP Golf’s Mendizabal earns First Team All-Conference Honors

UTEP women’s golfer Valeria Mendizabal earned First Team All-Conference USA honors, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Mendizabal represented the Miners as one of five student-athletes to be named to the first team after competing in all seven tournaments for UTEP in 2019-20. She is the first Miner to earn first team accolades since Camino Sardinero in 2015.

This past season, Mendizabal ranked first in Conference USA after compiling a career-best 71.6 stroke average in 20 rounds, which also ranked first on the team. She was UTEP’s top finisher six out of seven times, including two first-place finishes on the year. She finished in the top 10 in every tournament during the fall and once during the spring before the season was cut short.

The junior also earned C-USA Golfer of the Week honors three times during the season.

Mendizabal never shot worse than 75 in a single round throughout the course of the year and she became the first Miner to win multiple tournaments in a season since the 2006-07 campaign.

The junior shot a career-low 65 in the second round of the Little Rock Classic to help clinch first place individually after shooting 8-under par with a score of 208 (71-65-72). Her second-round 65 fired in Little Rock marked the best in the event’s history and broke UTEP’s single-round scoring record.

Her total of 208 at the Little Rock Classic was also the second-lowest individual scorecard in tournament history

Mendizabal also brought home first place in the 2019 fall opener after shooting 1-under par with a 212 (69-75-68) at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial.

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

2020 C-USA WOMEN’S GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

All-Conference USA First Team (5)

Ashley Fowler, Charlotte

Siarra Stout, Charlotte

Lauren Cox, North Texas

Jana Melichova, Old Dominion

Valeria Mendizabal, UTEP

All-Conference USA Second Team (5)

Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, Charlotte

Justine Fournand, Florida Atlantic

Audrey Tan, North Texas

Leah Onosato, Old Dominion

Tia Teiniketo, UAB

All-Conference USA Third Team (6)

Jillian Farrell, Charlotte

Ellinor Sudow, Charlotte

Sophie Burks, Middle Tennessee

Patricia Sinolungan, North Texas

Friend Chompitakdacha, Southern Miss

Ana Gonzalez, UTSA

Women’s Golfer of the Year

Ashley Fowler, Charlotte

Freshman of the Year

Justine Fournand, Florida Atlantic

Most Improved Golfer of the Year

Tia Teiniketo, UAB

Coach of the Year

Holly Clark, Charlotte

UTEP Women’s Golf recognized by NCAA for Academic Excellence

The UTEP Women’s Golf program earned national recognition by the NCAA on Tuesday for excelling academically in the past year.

“I am proud of the team for their hard work in the classroom,” head coach Jere Pelletier said. “Traditionally, we do well as a team in the classroom. We are always striving to have the highest GPA of all the teams. Several years ago, we won the national GPA award for all of women’s golf. Academics are always a priority for us and I am proud of the team for this accomplishment.”

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs, including UTEP Women’s Golf, from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

Recently, UTEP’s entire 2019-20 roster also earned spots on Conference USA’s annual Commissioner’s Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Additionally, three Miners were named Conference USA Academic Medalists for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better. Those three student-athletes honored were Abbie Anghelescu, Sophie Delfosse and Valeria Mendizabal.

Teams earning Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA increased to 1,380, up by 52 from the previous academic year, largely due to an increase in squads with perfect scores. APRs for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 987 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,266, an increase of 52 teams from last year.

Of the teams recognized, 499 competed in men’s or mixed sports and 881 competed in women’s sports. Every women’s team earning a Public Recognition Award this year also earned a perfect score.

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 19. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

UTEP Women’s Golf wraps up action in Hawaii

KANE’OHE, O’AHU – The UTEP Women’s Golf team closed out play at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on Wednesday afternoon with the Miners finishing in 12th place at the Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course in Kane’ohe, O’ahu.

As a team, the Miners posted a total score of 915 (305-301-309), while individually, UTEP was once again led by Valeria Mendizabal, who finished tied for 13th place with a three-round total of 219 (72-73-74).

In the opening round on Tuesday, the Miners shot 305 (+17) as a team to end the first 18 holes tied for 12th place. Mendizabal led the charge for UTEP in the first round, shooting even par (72) to tie for eighth entering the afternoon.

UTEP shaved a few shots off their score total in the second round on Tuesday afternoon after the team posted a score of 301 (+13) to improve one spot on the leaderboard. The Miners were paced by freshman Sophie Delfosse, who shot 1-under 71 in the round to close out the day in the top 20 individually.

The third and final round saw UTEP post a team total of 309 (+21) to wrap up the event in 13th place after three rounds of play. Mendizabal was steady for the Miners after leading the way with a third-round score of 74 to end the weekend at 3-over par and tied for 13th place.

Arizona State took home the team and individual titles at this year’s Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational after shooting 12-under par as a unit with Linn Grant leading the way for the Wildcats with a score of 209 (-7) to finish in first place.

In addition to Mendizabal’s performance on the island this week, Delfosse was UTEP’s second-highest finisher with a three-round total of 224 (76-71-77) to finish tied for 29th place.

UTEP’s Audrey Haddad closed out the tournament with a total score of 237 (+21) after posting rounds of 80, 81 and 76 over three rounds. Taylor Stone finished the event with a three-round total of 242 (+26) after shooting 81, 79 and 82 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Abbie Anghelescu competed for the Miners on Tuesday, shooting 77 and 78 in the opening two rounds, but the UTEP senior was forced to sit out the final day of action due to illness.

Next up, UTEP returns to the links March 30-31 when the Miners travel to compete in the Fresno State Classic at Copper River Country Club in Fresno, 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.

Miners Wrap Up Day 1 in Hawaii

LIHU’E, Kaua’i – The UTEP Men’s Golf team wrapped up the opening day of the John Burns Intercollegiate tied for 13th on Thursday at the Wailua Golf Course in Hawaii.

In Thursday’s opening round of play, the Miners finished the day 10-over-par with a team total of 298, while UNC Wilmington and BYU are atop the leaderboard at 1-under-par with identical scores of 287 in the first round.

UTEP was led by Oskar Ambrosius, who finished the day in a tie for 24th after shooting 73 (+1) on Thursday. Both Eduardo Gonzalez and Santiago Castilla each closed out the first day of competition in a tie for 38th after the two Miners shot 74 (+2) through the first 18 holes.

UTEP’s Greg Yellin wrapped up the opening day on the links by shooting 5-over 77, while Jacob Presutti closed out the action from day one by shooting 80 (+8) in the first round.

The second round of action is set to tee off at 11 a.m. MT on Friday, while the Miners will be paired with Grand Canyon, Santa Clara and Northern Colorado on day two of the John Burns Intercollegiate.

The third and final round of golf is scheduled for Saturday with an 11 a.m. MT shotgun start.

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.

Miners Hit the Islands for John A. Burns Invitational

LIJU’E, Kaua’i – The UTEP Men’s Golf team will spend this week on island time as the Miners travel to compete in the 44th John A. Burns Intercollegiate, which is hosted by the University of Hawaii.

UTEP will compete among a 21-team field Feb. 20-22 in Lihu’e, Kaua’i. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,991-yard Wailua Golf Course with an 8 a.m. HT (11 a.m. MT) shotgun start each day.

Participating teams will play 18 holes each day of the event.

The Miners will be one of 21 teams competing in this year’s John A. Burns Intercollegiate, along with Arizona, BYU, California, Cal State Fullerton, GCU, Illinois, Long Beach State, UNM, North Carolina, N. Colorado, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, Texas A&M, UC Irvine, UNC Wilmington, UNLV, Utah, Virginia and Washington State.

The Arizona Wildcats return as the defending team champion from last year, while BYU’s Peter Kuest took home the individual title in 2019.

STARTING LINEUP

  • Oskar Ambrosius (Jr., Viborg, Denmark)
  • Santiago Castilla (Jr., Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico)
  • Eduardo Gonzalez (Sr., San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
  • Greg Yellin (R-So., El Paso, Texas)
  • Jacob Presutti (Fr., Ontario, Canada)

The UTEP Men’s Golf team closed out play at the Arizona Intercollegiate at the end of January with a ninth-place finish at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Overall, UTEP finished the tournament in ninth place after shooting 18-over with a team total of 870 (290-292-288), while Miners registered their best score of the week (+4) in the final round.

UTEP had two players finish tied for 23rd individually in Santiago Castilla (70-75-71=216) and Greg Yellin (71-74-71=216), who each finished the tournament at 3-over par.

Senior Eduardo Gonzalez wrapped up the event at 5-over par with a three-round total of 218 (74-71-73) to finish tied for 31st.

UTEP’s Danny Daniels finished the day shooting a 73 (+2), while the newcomer shot 7-over par (75-72-73) over the course of three rounds to tie for 44th. Oskar Ambrosius rounded out the Miners’ five-man lineup at 13-over with a three-round total of 226 (75-75-76).

Miner fans can follow along with all the action from Hawaii with live scoring available on www.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.

UTEP’s Mendizabal claims Central American Championship

UTEP junior Valeria Mendizabal brought some hardware back to El Paso recently after capturing the title while representing her home country of Guatemala at the 2020 Central American Ladies Championship at Club de Golf de Panamá.

“This tournament includes all Central American countries, so they select the best players from each country to represent them,” Mendizabal said. “This is the biggest tournament we have in Central America, so I was fortunate to get the opportunity to represent Guatemala, and even better, I was able to win. It felt great to do that and now it gets me off to a good start for this upcoming season and hopefully I can continue to play well moving forward.”

Mendizabal, who is a regular atop the leaderboard for the UTEP Women’s Golf team, finished in first place at the event, which is organized by the Panama Golf Association.

During stroke play, Mendizabal posted a three-round total of 216 (72-73-71) to finish with a final score of 108 at the championship event.

Along with Mendizabal, representatives from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama had the opportunity to showcase their talents against some of the top golfers at last week’s event.

This past fall, Mendizabal became the first Miner to win multiple tournaments in a season since 2006-07.

UTEP junior Valeria Mendizabal | Photo courtesy UTEP

The junior was named the C-USA Women’s Golfer of the Week on three separate occasions during the fall season, while she compiled a career-best 71.1 stroke average in 15 rounds to rank first on the team.

Mendizabal will be back in action for the Miners this weekend when UTEP opens the spring slate at the GCU Invitational in Phoenix on February 22-23.

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.

Miners finish 9th at Arizona Intercollegiate

TUCSON – The UTEP Men’s Golf team closed out play at the Arizona Intercollegiate on Monday with a ninth-place finish at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson.

“I was awfully pleased with our performance for the most part,” head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “We did a lot of really good things the last few days. We made some birdies and hit some good shots out there. There were some mistakes that didn’t allow us to get under par like I felt we were capable of, but overall, for it being our first event out, the guys competed hard and definitely have some momentum to build on.”

Overall, UTEP finished the tournament in ninth place after shooting 18-over with a team total of 870 (290-292-288), while Miners registered their best score of the week (+4) in Tuesday’s final round.

The Miners began the day by finishing out the second round, which was called due to darkness on Monday evening. UTEP finished the second round of golf with a team total of 292 (+8) before posting their best round over the last 18 holes.

UTEP had two players finish tied for 23rd individually in Santiago Castilla (70-75-71=216) and Greg Yellin (71-74-71=216), who each finished the tournament at 3-over par.

Senior Eduardo Gonzalez wrapped up the event at 5-over par with a three-round total of 218 (74-71-73) to finish tied for 31st.

UTEP’s Danny Daniels finished the day shooting a 73 (+2), while the newcomer shot 7-over par (75-72-73) over the course of three rounds to tie for 44th. Oskar Ambrosius rounded out the Miners’ five-man lineup at 13-over with a three-round total of 226 (75-75-76).

The Miners return to the links Feb. 9-10 at the 2020 Cactus Thaw, which will be hosted by Western New Mexico at Painted Dunes Golf Course in El Paso.

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.

Miners in 6th After Day 1 at Arizona Intercollegiate

TUCSON – The UTEP Men’s Golf team wrapped up the opening day of the Arizona Intercollegiate in sixth place on Monday at the Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

As a team, the Miners finished the first round of the event in ninth place at 6-over-par with a team total of 290, while UTEP moved up three spots on the leaderboard during the second round, but was not able to finish play on Monday afternoon due to darkness. The Miners shot 4-over as a team through 17 holes in the second round, which will be concluded on Tuesday morning.

The Miners had two players finish tied for 21st individually with Eduardo Gonzalez and Greg Yellin each shooting 2-over par for the day. Gonzalez shot 3-over (74) in the first round before shooting 1-under through 17 holes in the second.

Santiago Castilla led the way in the opening round, finishing in a tie for 14th after shooting 1-under par (70) before shooting 4-over through 17 holes during the second round of golf. Yellin ended the day in a tie for 21st after shooting par (71) in the first round and 2-over with one hole left to play in the second.

Newcomer Danny Daniels finished the day tied for 28th after shooting 75 (+4) in the first round and 1-under with one hole remaining in the second round.

UTEP’s Oskar Ambrosius closed out the day tied for 55th after shooting 8-over with scores of 75 (+4) in the first round and 4-over through most of the second round. Jacob Presutti, who is competing as an individual at this week’s Arizona Intercollegiate, finished the opening round with a score of 81 (+10).

UTEP will wrap up the remainder of the second round on Tuesday morning before following up with the final round of play later in the day.

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.

UTEP’s Ambrosius invited to play in Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic

UTEP’s own Oskar Ambrosius has been invited to participate in the 2019 Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic, which is set to begin on Sunday, Nov.ember 24 in El Paso.

The 2019 Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic will be held Nov. 24-26 at the El Paso Country Club, where the best college golfers in the country will look to etch their names onto the tournament’s illustrious history.

Ambrosius is the first UTEP golfer since Chris Baryla in 2003 to compete in the annual tournament. The junior wrapped up the fall season with a stroke average of 71.5 in 15 rounds of golf, while he posted 11 par or better rounds in five tournaments played this fall.

Additionally, Ambrosius notched four top 10 finishes this past fall, including three top five performances and an individual title at the CSU Ram Masters Invitational on Sept. 17 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In that event, Ambrosius shot a career-low 65 in the opening round and finished the tournament 9-under-par (201).

The three-day, 54-hole event will be held at the El Paso Country Club and is set to get underway on Sunday with a long drive competition, putting contest and Pro-Am.

The first and second rounds are set for 8 a.m. MT on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 25-26), while the third and final round will tee off at 8 a.m. MT on Tuesday morning.

The Sun Bowl Marathon All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1974.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler are just a handful of past participants who went on to have highly successful PGA careers. Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 54 major championships and have earned over $2.12 billion in career earnings.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action from the Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic with live scoring available on www.GolfStat.com.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE


Sunday, November 24

  • 9 a.m. – Titleist Long Drive
  • 10 a.m. – PING Putting Contest
  • 12 p.m. – Pro-Am

Monday, November 25

  • 8 a.m. – First & Second Rounds

Tuesday, November 26

  • 8 a.m. – Final Round

UTEP’s Mendizabal Earns C-USA Female Golfer of the Week

UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal has been named the Conference USA Female Golfer of the Week for the second straight week following a record-breaking performance for the Miners at this week’s Little Rock Golf Classic.

This is Mendizabal’s fourth C-USA Golfer of the Week honor of her career, while three of those have come this season.

Mendizabal opened and closed UTEP’s 2019 fall campaign boasting individual medals, becoming the first Miner to win multiple tournaments in a season since 2006-07. The junior won the Little Rock Golf Classic on Tuesday with the second-lowest individual scorecard in tournament history at 8-under 208 (71-65-72).

Her 7-under 65 fired in the second round marked the best in the event’s existence and broke UTEP’s single-round watermark. Mendizabal led the field with 14 birdies and ranked second in both Par-3 (-2) and Par-5 (-4) scoring.

UTEP placed fifth out of 17 teams competing in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, while Mendizabal crowned a field of 90 individuals.

The Guatemala native also claimed first place at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial back on Sept. 10 to lift the lid on UTEP’s fall slate.

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.

Miners’ Mendizabal takes home title at Little Rock Golf Classic

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ar. – UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal followed up her record-setting performance in the second round by clinching the individual title following her play in the final round of the Little Rock Golf Classic on Tuesday.

Mendizabal shot even par in the final round, finishing the tournament with a three-round total of 208, which is tied for the second-lowest individual score in tournament history. Her second-round score of 65 was the lowest in tournament history.

The junior from Guatemala became the first Miner to win multiple tournaments in a season since UTEP Hall of Famer and current LPGA Tour standout Gerina (Mendoza) Piller won four tournaments during the 2006-07 season. Mendizabal also took home the title at the MSU/Payne Stewart Invitational to open the 2019 fall season.

“I was pretty happy with my game this week,” Mendizabal said. “Everything really came together for me this week. I have been working really hard this semester to get this and it feels good to win another tournament and get the school record.”

Mendizabal’s score of 65 on Monday broke the previous UTEP school record of 66, which was achieved numerous times by several former Miners. The junior began the day tied for third place, but her record-breaking performance in the second round secured her spot atop the leaderboard entering the final round.

As a team, UTEP shot 306 in the final round of the tournament to finish the event in fifth place out of 17 teams with a three-round total of 891 (300, 285, 306; +27). WKU took home the team title with a total score of 876 (+12) over the course of three rounds.

In addition to Mendizabal taking home first place, Abbie Anghelescu also finished among the top 20 golfers after shooting 3-over-par 219 (73, 68, 78) for the week. Anghelescu shot a career-low 68 in the second round.

Audrey Haddad shot 78 (+6) for the second day in a row to finish the tournament with a three-round total of 230 (74, 78, 78; +14). UTEP’s Sophie Delfosse and Shannon O’Dwyer shot 78 and 81, respectively, in the final round. Delfosse finished the week with a 54-hole total of 235 (83, 74, 78; +19), while O’Dwyer shot 242 (82, 79, 81; +26) over the course of three rounds.

This week’s Little Rock Golf Classic marked the end of the fall campaign for the Miners, who return to action Feb. 22-23 at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Mendizabal Makes History on Day 2 of Little Rock Classic

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ar. – UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal set a school record with a score of 65 in the second round of the Little Rock Golf Classic as the Miners moved up to third place as a team on Monday at Diamante Country Club in Arkansas.

Mendizabal’s score of 65 on Monday broke the previous school record of 66, which was achieved numerous times by several former Miners. The junior began the day tied for third place, but her record-breaking performance in the second round secured her spot atop the leaderboard entering the final round.

As a team, UTEP shot 3-under-par in the second round of the tournament with a team total of 285 on the day. Entering the third and final round, the Miners are alone in third place at 9-over and eight shots off the lead, which is held by WKU (+1).

In addition to Mendizabal’s performance on Monday, the Miners were also led by Abbie Anghelescu, who finished the day tied for third place individually after shooting a career-low 68 in the second round, a five-shot improvement from day one. Anghelescu sits at 3-under-par (141) entering Tuesday’s final round.

UTEP’s Audrey Haddad shot 78 (+6) on Monday to enter the final round at 8-over-par, while Sophie Delfosse and Shannon O’Dwyer both improved their scores from the first round to the second. Delfosse shot 74 on Monday, a nine-shot improvement from Sunday, while O’Dwyer shaved three shots off her opening-round score after shooting 79 (+7) in the second round.

UTEP will tee off beginning at 7:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday morning, while the Miners will be paired with WKU and Bradley in the third and final round.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action during the final round in Hot Springs Village on Tuesday 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.

Miners end Day 1 of Little Rock Classic tied for sixth place

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ar. – The UTEP Women’s Golf squad closed out the first round of play at the Little Rock Golf Classic on Sunday tied for sixth place at the Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

In the opening round of action, the Miners were led by Valeria Mendizabal, who finished the day in a tie for third place individually with five other golfers after shooting 2-under-par 71 on Sunday.

The UTEP Miners shot 300 (+12) during the first 18 holes to finish the first day in a five-way tie for sixth place as a team. The second round is set for Monday morning in Hot Springs Village.

UTEP’s Abbie Anghelescu wrapped up the first day at 1-over-par and tied for 11th individually after she shot 73, while Audrey Haddad finished one shot behind her fellow teammate with a score of 74 (+2) on Sunday.

Shannon O’Dwyer ended the first round by shooting 10-over-par 82 on the day, while Sophie Delfosse shot 83 (+11) to close out the opening day of action at the Little Rock Golf Classic.

UTEP will tee off beginning at 8:20 a.m. MT on Monday morning, while the Miners will be paired with Utah Valley and UMKC in the second round.

Miner fans can follow along with all the action during the second round in Lakewood Ranch on Monday with live scoring available on BirdieFire.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 click here to visit the official home of UTEP Athletics

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

UTEP junior Valeria Mendizabal has been named the Conference USA Female Golfer of the Week after her performance for the Miners at this week’s Pat Bradley Invitational.

Mendizabal shot in the 60s for two of the three rounds this week in Lakewood Ranch, finishing the event with the lowest three-round total of her career (208). Her round of 67 (-5) on the second day marked a new career-low for the junior, who ended the tournament in fourth place individually.

Mendizabal followed that up by shooting 69 (-3) in the final round to finish 8-under-par (72, 67, 69) over the course of three rounds. As a team, the Miners finished seventh out of 17 teams.

UTEP is set to close out the fall season next week when the Miners travel to compete in the Little Rock Classic on Oct. 27-29 in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

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.

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