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Lobos Finish Fourth at Mountain West Championship

by Steve Kirkland

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The New Mexico women’s golf team concluded play Thursday at the 2024 Mountain West Championship with the final round at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club. The Lobos shot 2-over during the third round to finish the event in fourth place at 4-over.

San Jose State won the championship with a 17-under score. UNLV was second at 1-over, followed by Colorado State at 3-over and the Lobos at 4-over. New Mexico, which started the round 10 shots off the lead, cut the deficit to three shots during the front nine before the Spartans pulled away during the final nine holes of play.

Lauren Lehigh shot a 1-under 71 in the final round to complete a runner-up finish at the event at 6-under. It was her third career top-three finish at the Mountain West Championship. Myah McDonald earned her second career top-five at the Mountain West Championship with a T-5th performance at 2-under, following a final round 73. Lisa-Marie Pagliano and Maria Caparros Levin also shot 73 during the final round, while Annie Saechueng rounded out the Lobo lineup with a final round 76.

“I am so proud of this team,” said head coach Jill Trujillo. “They left it all out there and gave it everything they had today. It was great to see Lauren and Myah both earn top-five finishes as they were great all week long.”

The NCAA Regional fields will be announced on Wednesday (Apr. 24), live on Golf Channel at noon MT.