MARICOPA, AZ. – The UTEP women’s golf team compiled three sub-300 rounds for the first time this season, wrapping up a strong showing at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on Monday in Maricopa.
The Miners fired 886 as a team over 54 holes (291-299-296), taking fifth place out of 16 teams. It was the perfect final tuneup for the Conference USA Championships, which are two weeks away in Fort Myers, Fl.
UTEP has shot 878 and 886 in its last two tournaments. The C-USA champion has shot under 900 in each of the last six years, and the Miners appear to be peaking at the right time.
Sacramento State was the tournament champion in Maricopa (279-287-288-854), with NM State second (295-285-296-876) and San Francisco third (294-298-285-877).
The Miners placed freshman Valeria Mendizabal and junior Lily Downs in the top-10 individually. Mendizabal shot a one-under-par 215 (70-73-72) to tie for fifth place, and Downs shot a 216 (70-72-74) to tie for ninth place. Sacramento State’s Sofie Babic was the individual champ (71-71-69-211).
UTEP’s June Ting finished 42nd (75-76-73-224), Abbie Anghelescu tied for 73rd place (76-78-77-231) and Shannon O’Dwyer tied for 100th place (82-82-77-241).