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UTEP’s Lily Downs was named the Conference USA Female Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, the first such honor for the junior from Kirklevington, Yarm, United Kingdom.
Downs picked up a pair of top-five finishes at the NM State Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. and the FAU Fall Invitational in Boca Raton, Fla. over the last week. She carded a two-over-par 218 (71-71-76) and tied for fourth place at NMSU.
She finished five strokes back of individual champion Kiselya Plewe of Weber State. Downs took second at the FAU Fall Invitational with a nine-under-par 135 (66-69). She landed two strokes behind champion Worapitcha Anndit of Seminole State.
Downs now has posted seven top-10 finishes in her career. She posted the first sub-70 rounds of her career at FAU.
UTEP finished second at the NM State Invitational and third at the FAU Fall Invitational and has now placed in the top-five at all four tournaments this fall.