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UTEP Women’s Golf Lands Second at Little Rock Classic

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.

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