Valeria Mendizabal | Photo by Michael Reese
UTEP’s Valeria Mendizabal has been named the Conference USA Female Golfer of the Week for the second straight week following a record-breaking performance for the Miners at this week’s Little Rock Golf Classic.
This is Mendizabal’s fourth C-USA Golfer of the Week honor of her career, while three of those have come this season.
Mendizabal opened and closed UTEP’s 2019 fall campaign boasting individual medals, becoming the first Miner to win multiple tournaments in a season since 2006-07. The junior won the Little Rock Golf Classic on Tuesday with the second-lowest individual scorecard in tournament history at 8-under 208 (71-65-72).
Her 7-under 65 fired in the second round marked the best in the event’s existence and broke UTEP’s single-round watermark. Mendizabal led the field with 14 birdies and ranked second in both Par-3 (-2) and Par-5 (-4) scoring.
UTEP placed fifth out of 17 teams competing in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, while Mendizabal crowned a field of 90 individuals.
The Guatemala native also claimed first place at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial back on Sept. 10 to lift the lid on UTEP’s fall slate.
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