FORT MYERS, FL. – The UTEP women’s golf team enjoyed an improved second day at the Conference USA Championships. The Miners followed up their 307 on Monday with a 299 on Tuesday, and rose two spots in the team standings in the process.
UTEP (307-299-606) is in eighth place. Middle Tennessee is first (292-291-583), Old Dominion second (289-298-587) and UTSA third (298-297-595) out of 11 teams. The final round will take place on Wednesday.
The Miners’ Lily Downs jumped from 16th place to 14th after shooting a two-over-par 74 on Tuesday. The sophomore stands at 149 (75-74) through 36 holes and is 12 strokes behind Middle Tennessee’s Jenna Burris, who is in atop the leaderboard with a seven-under-par 137 (67-70). Downs recorded three birdies in round two, including on the three-par hole no. 17.
UTEP’s June Ting is tied for 25th place (78-74-152), Alisa Rodriguez is tied for 32nd place (78-76-154), Sofia Castiello is tied for 47th place (76-82-158) and Abbie Anghelescu is in 49th place (84-75-159).