The UTEP women’s golf team tallied a final round of 294 to finish second overall with a combined score of 873 at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial on Tuesday afternoon. Memphis (860) finished seven strokes ahead of the Miners.
Lily Downs led the team shooting a final round 72 putting her at 1-over-par 214. Downs finished tied for fourth-place overall. Abbie Anghelescu carded a 6-over-par 219 and shot a 76 to finish tied for eighth in the competition.
Valeria Mendizabal played to a final 8-over-par 221, shooting a final round of 73. Mendizabal notched a 13th-place showing for her efforts. Audrey Haddad was the fourth Miner to finish in the top 20 with a score of 78, earning her tied for 18th (244). Junior Crystal Wu rounded out the day scoring 73 in the final round.
Meanwhile the UTEP men’s golf team shot a 312 on the final day of the Lone Star Invitational on Tuesday, finishing 15th. The Miners, overall, fired a 625 (+49) during the shortened, 36-hole, two-day event at the TPC San Antonio Oak Course (par 72, 7,435).
Oskar Ambrosius, playing as an individual, finished tied for 44th after shooting a 74 on day two. Ambrosius, overall, shot a 152 (+8) to open the new campaign.
Santiago Castilla (77-77—154) placed tied for 52nd, while true freshman Marcus Khaw (tied for 70th) fired a 77 on day two, three strokes less than his collegiate debut on Monday. Settavut Paradee (79-78—156) tied for 63rd, and Ben Getman (78-82—160) and Eduardo Gonzalez (80-80—160) each tied for 75th.
Overall, UTEP recorded nine birdies on the day. Ambrosius, Getman, Khaw and Paradee each tallied a pair of birdies, while Gonzalez birdied a hole on Tuesday. Ambrosius shot a 3-under on par 5 scoring and Khaw shot a 1-under.
Monday’s competition was reduced to 18 holes from 36 following a four-hour heavy rain delay.
For the women, the Orange and Blue will return to action when the team travels to Greenville, N.C. for the Pirate Collegiate Classic on September 17-18.
The Miner men will compete at the Golfweek Conference Challenge September 16-18 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Cedar Rapids Country Club (Par 72, 6,601 yards).