Women’s golf captures title in Arkansas

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The UTEP women's golf team won their first team title since 2016 on Tuesday afternoon in Maumelle, Ark.

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor

The UTEP women’s golf team won the championship and Abbie Anghelescu was the individual winner at the Little Rock/ASU Invitational on Tuesday in Maumelle, Ark.

The title gives the program their first tournament title since October of 2016 while Anghelescu won her first individual championship at the collegiate level.

“Abbie made an 18-foot put on the last hole to win in a playoff,” said UTEP head coach Jere Pelletier in a release. “I’m really proud of the girls. I was hoping that we could take the way we have been playing in practice to the course. We did, and got rewarded for our hard work.”

The Miners won by 13 strokes, shooting a 14-over-par 878 (284-300-294) for their lowest score of the season. Anghelescu, who fired a two-over-par 218 (69-76-73), won the playoff to break a four-way tie between teammate June Ting (72-74-72), Jacksonville State’s Valentina Giraldo (73-74-71) and UT Arlington’s Ava Schwienteck (71-75-72).

UTEP has one tournament remaining prior to the Conference USA Championships. The Miners will take part in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic next week in Maricopa, Ariz.