UTEP Holds On To Take C-USA Women's Golf Crown

April 19, 2011

GULF SHORES, Ala. – In one of the most competitive C-USA Women’s Golf Championships in league history, the UTEP Miners emerged as victors after carding a final-round 300 to take the crown. The team title was the first in program history as the Miners earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. UTEP junior Teresa Nogues took medalist honors with a tournament-total 218 (+2) becoming just the second Miner to take the individual crown in the team’s history.

2011 C-USA Women's Golf Championship Final Results
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“It’s a really big deal to us,” UTEP head coach Jere Pelletier said. “We played well and the girls have been working hard. It was real competitive the whole time and all the teams were really bunched up, but we certainly played our best. We couldn’t be happier.”

Tulsa, which started the day in sixth, posted the best round of the day as the Golden Hurricane came together for a 296 scorecard and took runner-up. Tulane finished just one stroke behind to earn third, carding the team’s best round of the tournament at 300

On the individual side, Nogues was followed by Memphis’ Marissa Steen, who shot a final-round 73. Tying for third were Marita Engzelius of Tulsa and Meghan Chapman of Tulane, as the duo ended the three-day event at 5-over par. UTEP’s Rosana Gomez and Tulane’s Maribel Lopez Porras each tied for fifth to round out the top-five and solidify the All-Tournament Team.

The Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship was conducted at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala., with teams playing the par-72, 6,246-yard Cypress-Marsh course.

With the team title, UTEP moves on to take the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

A complete listing of the final team standings and the top-10 individual performers is below:

Final Team Standings
1 – UTEP     302-302-300—904 (+40)
2 – Tulsa     309-301-296—906 (+42)
3 – Tulane     303-304-300—907 (+43)
4 – Memphis     312-296-303—911 (+47)
5 – UCF     304-305-303—912 (+48)
6 – SMU     302-306-305—913 (+49)
7 – East Carolina     309-306-302—917 (+53)
8 – Southern Miss     309-312-308—929 (+65)
9 – Marshall     316-329-304—949 (+85)
10 – UAB     317-323-320—960 (+96)

Final Individual Standings
1 – Teresa Nogues (UTEP)     71-75-72—218 (+2) – All-Tournament Team, Individual Champion
2 – Marissa Steen (Memphis)     77-70-73—220 (+4) – All-Tournament Team
T3 – Marita Engzelius (Tulsa)     72-71-78—221 (+5) – All-Tournament Team
T3 – Meghan Chapman (Tulane)     76-75-70—221 (+5) – All-Tournament Team
T5 – Rosana Gomez (UTEP)     74-76-74—224 (+8) – All-Tournament Team
T5 – Marbel Lopez Porras (Tulane)     74-72-78—224 (+8) – All-Tournament Team
T7 – Jordyn Hage (UCF)     74-76-75—225 (+9)
T7 – Ashley McKenney (Tulane)     75-75-75—225 (+9)
9 – Kristina Merkle (Tulsa)     77-76-73—226 (+10)
T10 – Brandi Rodriguez (Southern Miss)     75-76-76—227 (+11)
T10 – Amy Ruengmateekhun (SMU)     72-79-76—227 (+11) 



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