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UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal Named Conference USA Athlete of the Week

UTEP women’s golf Valeria Mendizabal was named the Conference USA Golfer of the week after her performance at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Classic, announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Mendizabal contributed a consistent effort for the Miners at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Invitational.

The sophomore tied for second place out of 70 golfers with three straight rounds of 1-over 73 (219) to lift UTEP to its first tournament title of the 2018-19 season.

The Guatemala native registered a 2-under and tied the event lead on par-5 scoring. The 12-team tournament was played at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, California.

The Orange and Blue will return to action at the Aggie Invitational on October 8-10 in Las Cruces.

UTEP’s Mendizabal to Comete at the World Amateur Team Championships

UTEP women’s golf Valeria Mendizabal will represent her home country of Guatemala at the World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) held on August 9 through September 2, in Maynooth, Ireland.

Teams are represented by three players from each country. The WATC is one of 12 international events designated as elite category by the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), thus they receive the highest level of points available and significant attention from around the world.

During her first season with the Miners, Medizabal played in all 10 tournaments and compiled a 75.6 scoring average. She led the team at the Wyoming Classic where she finished tied for fifth with scores of 70-73-73 for a season-low of 215. The sophomore recorded four top-20 finishes over the 2017-18 campaign. The Guatemala native was a recipient of a Conference USA Academic Medal for a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

The WATC will lead up to the season opener of Sept. 10 when the Mines travel to Springfield, Mo.

Be sure to follow @UTEPWomensGolf on Twitter and UTEPWomensGolf on Instagram for live updates and breaking news.

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