UTEP’s Mendizabal to Comete at the World Amateur Team Championships

UTEP women’s golf Valeria Mendizabal will represent her home country of Guatemala at the World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) held on August 9 through September 2, in Maynooth, Ireland.

Teams are represented by three players from each country. The WATC is one of 12 international events designated as elite category by the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), thus they receive the highest level of points available and significant attention from around the world.

During her first season with the Miners, Medizabal played in all 10 tournaments and compiled a 75.6 scoring average. She led the team at the Wyoming Classic where she finished tied for fifth with scores of 70-73-73 for a season-low of 215. The sophomore recorded four top-20 finishes over the 2017-18 campaign. The Guatemala native was a recipient of a Conference USA Academic Medal for a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

The WATC will lead up to the season opener of Sept. 10 when the Mines travel to Springfield, Mo.

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