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UTEP Finishes Sixth at WAC Championship




UTEP took sixth place at the 2004 WAC Women's Golf Championship, which concluded on Wednesday at Underwood Golf Club (Sunrise Course) in El Paso.

The Miners edged Boise State, which finished seventh, on the tournament's final day. UTEP posted a 54-hole total of 959 (322-320-317) to the Broncos' 961 (309-332-320).

"I'm proud of the team," said UTEP coach Jere Pelletier. "They kept fighting the weather and improved their score each day. If they keep working hard like they have been, they'll be contenders in a couple of years."

Tulsa won its sixth straight league title (294-307-296-897). San Jose State was second (291-309-301-901), SMU third (312-310-300-922), Nevada fourth (298-320-313-931) and Hawaii fifth (306-323-316-945).

San Jose State's Ashley Gomes unseated Tulsa's Julie Tvede, last year's champion, as individual medalist. Gomes finished with a 216 (68-73-75-216). Tvede was second (68-76-75-219) and SMU's Laura Cross was third (74-73-73-220).

Freshman Jullianne Kim was the Miners' top finisher, tying for 14th place (77-80-78-235). Annie Mallory (82-78-78-238) and Gerina Mendoza (79-79-80-238) tied for 17th place, Valerie DeLaCruz was 31st (84-83-83-250) and Amy Young tied for 34th place (86-89-81-256).

Mallory earned second team All-WAC honors. Gomes was selected the WAC Player of the Year, Cross was Freshman of the Year and SMU's Todd Selders was WAC Coach of the Year.

"Annie had a really good career at UTEP," Pelletier said. "She improved dramatically from the time she was a freshman. She has a real future in the game if she keeps working at it."

UTEP will return every player but one (Mallory) for the 2004-05 season. This year's regular Miner lineup included a sophomore (Young) and three freshmen (DeLaCruz, Kim, Mendoza).

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