UTEP Women’s Golf Team on A Roll
Local fans get so caught up in football and basketball, they sometimes miss a great story involving an Olympic sport. That's the case with the UTEP women's golf team. The Miners have won their last three tournaments, including last week's 41st annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational in Sarasota, Florida. UTEP beat out USF, FIU, and Southern Miss to capture the title.
"We had a great overall team effort and I couldn’t be prouder of our ladies," UTEP head coach Jere Pelletier said in the official university release. "Each player really stepped up when they needed to and played smart golf. The team is showing great course management skill and it’s paying off for them."
Lily Downs has been a consistent performer for UTEP, and she has 15 career top-10 finishes. Shannon O'Dwyer picked up her first ever top-10 finish last weekend in Sarasota.
To put this accomplishment into perspective, it's the first time in the history of the program that the Miners have captured more than one tournament in a season. They are also the only school in Division 1 with three tournament wins in the fall season. UTEP will close out the fall schedule with the Little Rock Classic on Oct. 28-30 in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.