Western New Mexico's women's golf team survived a two-hour rain delay Tuesday for its first win in since 2012. The Mustangs galloped to a nine-shot victory in the SMSU Spring Invitational at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix. In addition to the team title, the Mustangs took the top two individual spots as Brenda Dominguez (El Paso, Tx/Americas HS) took medalist honors and Shelby Turner (Deming, NM/Deming HS) was just a shot back in the runner-up position.

Western held a one-shot margin after the first round and got in a few holes before being called off the course for just more than two hours after a drenching rain set in at the Wigwam. The teams headed back out to finish their round around 2pm and the Mustangs got to work early to finish off their opponents with rounds of 322-317. Lindenwood (MO) finished 2nd and the University of Souix Falls was third among the seven-team field.

Brenda Dominguez (El Paso, Tx/Americas HS) got her first collegiate win with rounds of 74-80–154, one-shot clear of Shelby Turner (Deming, NM/Deming HS) (79-76). Julia Enriquez (El Paso, Tx/Eastwood HS) got her first career top-10 finish finishing 7th after shooting 81-82 for the two days. Victoria Hart (Didcot, ENG/Sixth Form HS) bounced back with a solid 79 Tuesday after a disappointing 92 in the opening round. Lexi Lucero (Ruidoso, NM/Ruidoso HS) shot 89-88 to finished T27 in the 44-player field.

The Mustangs will enjoy a few days off for Spring Break before heading to CSU-Pueblo's El Cheapo Classic on March 23.

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