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Lobos Have Strong Final Day at Jim West Challenge

by Steve Kirkland

SAN MARCOS, Texas – The New Mexico women’s golf team concluded play Monday at Jim West Challenge, hosted by Texas State at the Kissing Tree Golf Club. The Lobos had their best round of the tournament, shooting 6-under, to move up to 12th place at 13-over.

Oklahoma State won the event at 39-under. TCU shot 32-uder to finish runner-up, while Miami was third at 16-under.

“Today’s round shows how we can compete with the best teams in the country,” said head coach Jill Trujillo. “We minimized mistakes and managed our short-games so much better. It was a great top-20 finish for Jenny.”

Lauren Lehigh had the best final round for the Lobos, posting a 4-under 68 to finish at 5-over. Jenny Lertsadwattana shot a 3-under 69 on Monday to finish 17th on the individual leaderboard at 4-under. Serena Chon shot in red numbers in the final round with a 71 to end the tournament at 3-over. Myah McDonald finished at 9-over and Kamie Hamada finished at 24-over to round out the UNM lineup.

The event concluded the fall portion of the Lobos’ schedule. New Mexico will return to action Feb. 14-15 for The Show at Spanish Trail in Las Vegas, Nev.

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