MARICOPA, ARIZ. — A strong final round propelled the UTEP women’s golf team to a sixth-place tie at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on Friday at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club.
The Miners shot 294 on Friday, giving them a two-day, 54-hole total of 899 (300-305-294). UC Irvine was champion of the 18-team event (296-290-288-874), with Sacramento State second (291-297-292-880) and Nevada third (292-298-291-881).
Lily Downs registered her fourth top-10 finish of the season, as she tied for fourth place with an even-par 216 (72-73-71).
She was three strokes behind individual co-champs Julia Becker of Sacramento State (69-73-71-213) and Kaitlin Collom of Nevada (73-71-69-213).
The Miners’ Alisa Rodriguez tied for 29th place (78-76-72-226), June Ting finished 49th (76-76-78-230), Sofia Castiello tied for 52nd place (76-80-76-232), Abbie Anghelescu tied for 57th place (76-82-75-233), Crystal Wu tied for 84th place (78-84-78-240) and Patricia Rico-Avello tied for 91st place (81-79-84-244).
UTEP will return to action at the Conference USA Championships April 17-19 in Fort Myers, Fla.