NT In Contention For C-USA Crown After First Round

April 20, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla -- It was the best round of the year for the North Texas women's golf team that has them in contention for the Conference USA title after the first-round of play. The Mean Green fired a first round of 6-over par 294 and is tied for third place, only seven strokes off the lead after the first 18 holes of play.

NT is tied with UTEP at 6-over, three shots behind UTSA and seven off the pace set by clubhouse leader MTSU.

"Today was a good day for the Mean Green," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "I'm really proud of the entire team. Nyca with her career low, and Devin with five birdies is great. It would be great to see thsi momentum carry over into the rest of the championship."

Nyca Khaw turned in a career-low round of even-par 72 to pace the Mean Green as she is tied for ninth place. Khaw had four birdies on the day and played the front nine holes at 1-under par.

Khaw was one of three players in the top-25 for the Mean Green, freshman Devin Edwards is only one shot behind at 1-over par 73. Edwards is tied for 15th place as she birdied three of the last five holes on the day to climb the leadeboard.

Eji Kwon is tied for 21st place after a 2-over par round of 74. Abbi Shaddix is one shot back at 3-over par with a 75 while Maraea Durie is tied for 42nd place with an opening round of 78.



Up Next

The second round of the C-USA Championship begins Tuesday morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.



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