UTEP freshman Daniela Chipchase | Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson
DADE CITY, Fl. – UTEP wrapped up the third and final day of action at the 2021 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship with the Miners finishing seventh overall as a team on Wednesday at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Florida.
The Miners were led by a pair of freshmen in Daniela Chipchase and Ines Dakiche with both finishing inside the top 25 individually. Chipchase finished the tournament tied for 17th with a three-round total of 222 (73-75-74) to finish at 6-over par. Dakiche placed 25th with rounds of 78, 72 and 74 for a three-round total of 224 (+8).
“Overall, I was pleased with how the girls played, but I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t all play well at the same time” head coach Jere Pelletier said following the final round. “I was really pleased to see my freshmen step up today and play well. I was happy about that. I was hoping we could’ve hung on to fifth place today, but for only playing five tournaments, I thought we did ok.”
UTEP posted its best round as a team on Monday with a first-round team total of 298 (+10) to finish the morning in seventh place. In the second round of play, which was split between Monday and Tuesday due to inclement weather, the Miners shot 300 (+12) as a team to remain in seventh place to close out the first two rounds.
The Miners wrapped up the third and final round on Wednesday by shooting 302 (+14) as a group to finish the 2021 C-USA Championship in seventh place out of 11 teams. The Miners finished with a three-round team total of 900 (298-300-302; +36).
In addition to Chipchase and Dakiche, UTEP’s three remaining golfers finished inside the top 50 among individuals. Senior Audrey Haddad shot 227 (73-74-80; +11) over the course of the three-day event to finish tied for 30th, while Sophie Delfosse finished in a tie for 42nd with a score total of 232 (78-79-75; +16).
Naomi Ramirez shot 233 overall and finished at 17-over for the tournament and in a tie for 46th individually.
North Texas claimed the 2021 Conference USA Championship after finishing 1-under as a team, while Audrey Tan also took home the individual title for the Mean Green after shooting 9-under par in three rounds.
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