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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.

Miners Finish 7th at Pat Bradley Invitational

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl. – UTEP Women’s Golf completed the third and final round of play at FIU’s Pat Bradley Invitational on Tuesday with the Miners finishing the event in seventh place as a team at the Lakewood Ranch Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

On Tuesday, UTEP mirrored its first-round score of 296 (+8) to finish the week with a three-round total of 882 (296, 290, 296; +18) overall, while Stetson took home the title at 8-under-par for the event.

UTEP wrapped up the tournament 3-over on par three holes, while the Miners were just 1-over on par five holes over the course of the three-day invitational. UTEP totaled 10 birdies as a team at this week’s event.

The Miners were led by Valeria Mendizabal, who has the lowest score of the round for UTEP for the second straight day. Mendizabal shot 69 (-3) in Tuesday’s final round to end the event in fourth place at 8-under-par with a three-round score of 208 (72, 67, 69).

UTEP’s Audrey Haddad closed out the Pat Bradley Invitational tied for 15th after finishing 1-over-par with a total score of 217 (69, 72, 76) this week in Florida.

Sophie Delfosse wrapped up play just three shots behind Haddad at 4-over for the week with a three-round total of 220 (76, 73, 71) after showing improvement in each round of the event. Andrea Ostos (82, 78, 80; +24) and Taylor Stone (79, 80, 82; +25) closed out the third round by finishing back-to-back with score totals of 240 and 241, respectively.

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.

Miners place 5th at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

LAS CRUCES – The UTEP Men’s Golf squad wrapped up play at the New Mexico State Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in fifth place on Tuesday at the NM State Golf Course in Las Cruces.

Overall, the Miners ended the two-day event with a three-round total score of 872 (+20), while finishing middle of the pack among the field.

UTEP finished the first day of the event in fourth place at 16-over-par with a two-round total of 584, including shooting 4-over as a team in the second round on Monday afternoon.

Cole Donielson competed as an individual at this week’s Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate and led the Miners after shooting 211 (-2) over three rounds to place third overall. Donielson shot 3-under-par 68 in the opening round before finishing the event with scores of 73 (+2) and 70 (-1).

As part of UTEP’s five-man lineup, Oskar Ambrosius also posted a top-5 finish after shooting 1-under-par 212 (70-71-71) in the event. Eduardo Gonzalez tied Donielson for the best third round with his score of 70 on Tuesday, while he finished tied for 16th overall with a three-round total of 217 (+4).

Freshman Jacob Presutti (75-72-73=220) ended the third and final round tied for 25th at 7-over for the tournament, while Greg Yellin totaled a score of 225 (75-74-76; +12) to close out the event.

UTEP’s Santiago Castilla and Jeffery Lebeau both ended the tournament with a three-round total of 226 (+13), while Jaden Chavez, who competed as an individual for the Miners, shot 233 (75-76-82=233) over the course of three rounds this week in Las Cruces.

The Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate marks the conclusion of the fall season for UTEP’s men. The Miners return to action Jan. 27-28 as the team travels to Tucson, Arizona, to compete at the Arizona Intercollegiate.

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 Finishes 3rd at Aggie Invitational

LAS CRUCES – UTEP’s Women’s Golf team wrapped up the third and final round at the NM State Aggie Invitational on Wednesday with the Miners finishing in third place overall.

UTEP enjoyed its best day on the links on Wednesday after the Miners shot 295 as a team to clinch third place on the leaderboard with a three-day total of 895 (302, 298, 295; +31). New Mexico State took home the team title at this year’s event, while Utah Valley placed second just one shot ahead of the Miners.

Audrey Haddad paced the Miners throughout the tournament, finishing the final round at even par and tied for third place after shooting 216 (70, 71, 75) over the course of the three-day event.

Junior Valeria Mendizabal improved in each round of the event, including posting her best round on Wednesday with a score of 70 (-2). Overall, Mendizabal tied for fifth after shooting 2-over-par 218 (75, 73, 70) this week in Las Cruces.

Sophie Delfosse also improved her score total in the final round after shooting 74 to wrap up the event with a shot total of 230 (77, 79, 74; +14). UTEP’s Abbie Anghelescu gained one shot in the third round, finishing the week with a three-round total of 233 (80, 77, 76; +17), while Shannon O’Dwyer closed out the invitational with a score of 238 (80, 77, 81; +22).

Individually, Andrea Ostos built off a good second round where she shot 2-under, to finish the third round even par (72). For the tournament, Ostos tied for eighth with a three-round total of 219 (77, 70, 72; +3).

Other individuals competing for the Miners at this week’s Aggie Invitational included Taylor Stone, who finished at 237 (81, 76, 80; +21), and Naomi Ramirez, who shot 238 (82, 80, 76; +22) through three rounds.

UTEP returns to action on Oct. 20-22 when the Miners travel to Lakewood Ranch, Florida, to compete in the Pat Bradley Invitational, which is hosted by FIU.

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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