Lee Leads Mean Green After Day One At Gator Invite
North Texas Sits 12th After Two Rounds Of Play In Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Junior Sol Lee led the way for the Mean Green on day one of the SunTrust Gator Invitational Saturday, finishing her two rounds at eight-over-par.
The Mean Green sit in 12th place at 49-over-par, and Lee's performance netted her a tie for 38th place individually.
"I am disappointed with our first day," head coach Michael Akers said. "This is the first time we have played 36-holes in one day for many months. We dug a huge hole at the beginning of round two. The team did finish strong which was a good sign, but the damage had been done. We look forward to competing and working to put a solid score on the board on Sunday."
Lee bounced back from her round one performance to close her Saturday with a three-over 73 in the second round of the day. Through her 36 holes, Lee birdied on six occasions, including four during her second round. The Coppell native notched birdies on No. 1, No. 3, No. 9, No. 12, No. 15 and No. 17, respectively.
Lee opened her morning at -2 through her first three holes, but ran into some trouble thereafter, finishing her first round at five-over. A pair of double bogeys, one in each round, prevented Lee from a much higher finish on day one.
Sophomore Lauren Cox started her day off with a four-over-par 74 in round one, but a handful of bogeys and a double during her second round sees her in a tie for 53rd at +13. She birdied four times Saturday, including three in her up-and-down second round.
The third and final round tees off Sunday morning with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. CT from Mark Bostick Golf Course.
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1. No. 12 Florida (-1)
2. No. 44 Campbell (+4)
3. No. 40 Tennessee (+7)
4. No. 7 Furman (+9)
5. No. 35 Clemson (+13)
6. Daytona State College (+16)
7. Oregon (+18)
8. No. 33 Ole Miss (+28)
9. UCF (+31)
10. Florida International (+38)
11. South Florida (+44)
12. North Texas (+49)
13. Southern Miss (+51)
T38. Sol Lee (+8)
T53. Lauren Cox (+13)
T59. Elena Kim (+15)
T62. Sabina Pena (+17)
T67. Nyca Khaw (+18)