Cox Paces Mean Green At Web.Com Intercollegiate

April 3, 2017

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Freshman Lauren Cox paced the Mean Green on day one of action from the Web.Com Intercollegiate at the Marsh Landing Country Club Monday. Cox finished her day at a combined 4-over par after firing a team-low 72 in the first round. North Texas is tied for 13th overall at 44-over. 

"Lauren really stepped it up today and I am very proud of her," head coach Michael Akers said. "She puts in the extra time and it is paying off for her. I felt going in she would do well in Florida, since her hometown of Orange, Texas has many similarities. Sol Lee faced adversity today and I am really proud of how she handled it. We have preached about showering people with kindness. Sol did exactly that today and karma came through in the second round."

Cox birdied five times on Monday, including four occasions during her very strong round one. She birdied back-to-back holes on No. 5 and No. 6, while also doing so on the 14th and 18th holes, respectively. Her lone birdie of her 4-over round two came on No. 8. The freshman sits in fifth place, eight shots off the lead, but only three shots back from a potential top-three finish.

Sophomore Sol Lee joins her teammate inside the top 15 on the leaderboard, in a tie for 13th place individually at 7-over par through the first two rounds. She struggled in the first round, carding a 6-over 78, but rebounded very nicely to close her day with a one-over 73 in round two.

"As for the team we are very close," Akers continued. "In both rounds we needed a fourth score and couldn't get it either round. We haven't been deep all spring and it poses a challenge. We hope the rain stays away and we are able to complete the final round tomorrow."

North Texas returns to action from Ponte Vedra Beach Tuesday, April 4 for the third and final round, which tees off at 7:30 a.m. CT. Live scoring for the event is available here, courtesy of GolfStat.

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Team Leaderboard

1. East Tennessee State (+22)
2. Cincinnati (+26)
3. FIU (+32)
4. Jacksonville (+34)
T5. Texas State (+37)
T5. Central Arkansas (+37)
T5. Delaware (+37)
T5. Sam Houston State (+37)
9. South Florida (+38)
10. North Florida (+40)
11. Charleston Southern (+41)
12. Campbell (+43)
T13. North Texas (+44)
T13. Chattanooga (+44)
15. James Madison (+51)
16. Georgia State (+64)

Individual Leaderboard
5. Lauren Cox (+4)
T13. Sol Lee (+7)
T63. Elena Kim (+16)
T69. Nyca Khaw (+17)
84. Kalli Jennings (+23)

T69. Sammy Huang (+17) - competing as an individual



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