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Women's Golf

Carreon guides UTSA to eighth-place tie at Paradise Invitational

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Camryn Carreon finished in a tie for 12th place to help guide the UTSA women’s golf team to a share of eighth at the Paradise Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday at Osprey Point Golf Club (par 72/6,204 yards).

Carreon carded a 1-over-par 217 to end up as part of a four-way tie for 12th in the 75-player field. The senior from San Antonio opened the 54-hole event with a 75 on Monday morning before firing a 5-under 67 that afternoon, her 10th sub-70 round of the 2023-24 campaign. The 2023 NCAA San Antonio Regional champion closed with a 75 that featured birdies on the 365-yard, par-4 third and 368-yard, par-4 10th holes, giving her eight birdies for the week en route to her fifth top-20 finish of the season.

Meanwhile, the Roadrunners tied with Iowa for eighth after posting an 885 (296-288-301), three shots ahead of American Athletic Conference opponent East Carolina (888) and only five strokes behind Notre Dame (880). UTSA also placed ahead of Florida Atlantic (891), BYU (892) and FIU (906) in the 13-team field.

Morgan Ellison was the second-highest placing Roadrunner, ending up in a tie for 26th at 5-over 221. The junior from Georgia opened with a 73-72—145 on Monday before posting a 76 today behind back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10-11.

Daniela Abonce grabbed a share of 40th after registering an 8-over 224. The sophomore from Mexico turned in her second straight 75 after opening with a 74 on Monday morning.

Making her UTSA debut, Federica Tavelli Westerlund finished in a tie for 50th. A native of Sweden who transferred from Texas State, she recorded rounds of 74 and 78 on Monday before a 75 today that was headlined by a birdie on the 490-yard, par-5 18th.

Maria Bastarrica rounded out the UTSA lineup in a tie for 64th (78-74-81—233).

South Florida claimed the team title with an 857 behind individual medalist Melanie Green (70-69-71—210).

The Roadrunners will return to the course on Feb. 12-14 when they travel to Nassau, Bahamas, to compete in the Nexus Collegiate.