Miners to Compete in Ron Moore Classic
Fresh off a 15th-placing showing at last week's Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, the UTEP women's golf team will look for continued improvement in their second tournament of the fall.
The Miners will take part in the Ron Moore Classic next week in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday (Sept. 20), followed by 18 holes on Tuesday.
The 16-team field includes host Denver, Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Wyoming, California-Irvine, Nevada, BYU, Iowa State, Long Beach State, Portland State, San Francisco, Northern Arizona, Arkansas-Little Rock, Weber State and UTEP.
The par-72, 6,252-yard Highlands Ranch Golf Club will be the site of the event.
"It's the first time we've gone to this tournament," UTEP coach Jere Pelletier said. "It is played on a course which was built by Hale Erwin, which is supposed to be pretty tough."
Pelletier's lineup card is the same as last week's, with a freshman (Daniela Ito), three sophomores (Jullianne Kim, Gerina Mendoza, Valerie De La Cruz) and a junior (Amy Young) expected to participate.
The Miners sandwiched two good rounds around a bad one last week in Albuquerque. UTEP shot 307 and 302 respectively in rounds one and three, and 328 in round two. Heading into the tournament, Pelletier said his goal was to put together three sub-310 rounds.
"It was just a bad day for the team," Pelletier said of the Miners' performance in the middle round. "They overtried and got in their own way, but they calmed down the last day and played really well."