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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, ARK. — The UTEP women’s golf team placed second at the Little Rock Golf Classic on Tuesday in Hot Springs Village, Ark.
The Miners wrapped up their fall schedule with a championship and three runner-up showings in five events.
Central Arkansas had a big day to ward off UTEP and claim the tournament title. The Bears fired rounds of 298, 295 and 298 for a total of 891.
The Miners finished six strokes back at 897 (295-298-304), and North Texas was third (299-298-301-898) in a field of 16 teams.
June Ting picked up the first individual championship of her career as she tied Central Arkansas’ Brenda Gonzalez for the title. Ting shot a two-over-par 218 (70-72-76). Gonzalez posted rounds of 73, 73 and 72.
Ting, a junior from Taipei City, Taiwan, has four top-five finishes in five tournaments this season.
UTEP’s Alisa Rodriguez tied for sixth place (75-75-71-221), Lily Downs tied for 14th place (73-72-79-224), Sofia Castiello tied for 57th place (77-81-78-236) and Crystal Wu tied for 75th place (83-79-79-241).
The Miners will open their spring season at the Texas State Invitational Feb. 13-14 in New Braunfels, Texas.