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Women’s golf finish historic first day of Schooner Fall Classic in second place

Article Originally Published by John Fields on North Texas Daily

Article Originally Published by John Fields on North Texas Daily

Day 1

On Sunday, the Mean Green finished day one of competition at the Schooner Fall Classic, hosted by Oklahoma University, in second place after posting a program-record first-round score of 281, topping the previous record of 283 which the team has achieved twice, most recently at the Entrada Classic which the team won this March. They finished round 2 at one-over-par with five holes to go after it was postponed at 6:20 p.m. Central time due to high winds.

Baylor, the No. 2o ranked team in the nation at the end of last year, holds an 11 stroke lead over North Texas after day one as the only team under par for the day at nine-under. The Mean Green ranked No. 51, slotted into second place with a score of two-over-par on the day.

Such a standing for North Texas after day one was made more impressive by the fact that their No. 51 ranking from last season placed them eighth among the eleven teams competing, topping Kansas State(No. 79), Kansas(No. 100) and Arkansas State(No. 122).

Finishing competition at two-under-par, junior Audrey Tan led the way for the team on day one, placing No. 5 individually after a first-round score of 69. Tan was the only North Texas golfer to finish the day at or under par, one of ten golfers to do so.

Senior Lauren Cox and junior Katie Finley were the next highest finishers for the Mean Green, each finishing at two-over-par for the day and tied for No. 12 individually. They carded identical scores in the first and second rounds, each posting 71s in round one and concluding the shortened second round at one-over par.

Coming in right on their heels, junior Patricia Sinolungan turned in a score of +3 for the day, placing her in a tie for No. 19 individually.

Sophomore Emilie Ricaud ended the day at +6, going six-over par in round two after an even-par 70 in round one and leaving her tied for No. 36 individually.

Head coach Michael Akers said he was pleased with the team’s performance on day one, and that it put them in a good position to compete for the tournament win on day two tomorrow.

“I’m pleased with our position after day one,” Akers said. “Obviously we are right where we want to be and in position to win the tournament.”

UP NEXT: North Texas will resume the suspended second round at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, with the third and final round to be played after that.

Featured Image: Junior Audrey Tan practices hitting with her driver on Sept. 7, 2020. Image by Zachary Thomas

Source: North Texas Daily

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