Shaddix Shoots Third Lowest Round In School History
Mean Green Remain In Third Place At C-USA Championship
FORT MYERS, Fla -- It was a record breaking day once again for the North Texas women's golf team, this time freshman Abbi Shaddix was the catalyst as she fired the third-lowest round in school history at the Conference USA Championship. Shaddix shot a 3-under par 69, the lowest score since 2013 and the lowest round by a freshman since 2011, to vault into a tie for ninth place.
"It was a great start to the round and a good momentum builder for the rest of the day," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "I love seeing those personal records fall and it was a great round by Abbi today."
North Texas as a team shot a score of 2-over par 290, the lowest team round since 2011, to remain in third place after the second day. NT trails FIU by eight shots and clubhouse leader Middle Tennessee by 16 shots heading into the final round on Wednesday.
Shaddix got things rolling early for NT with three birdies after seven holes. After stumbling with two straight bogeys on the eighth and ninth holes, she recovered quickly to play the back nine holes at 2-under par. She is at even-par for the tournament at 144.
Eji Kwon was about as steady as you can be on the day with an even-par round of 72. Kwon had one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars and she sits in a tie for 15th place.
Freshman Devin Edwards is tied for 20th place after shooting a 3-over par 75. Maraea Durie shot a 2-over par 74 on the day and is tied for 35th place. Nyca Khaw is tied for 40th place following a second-round of 82.
NT is poised for its best conference championship finish in nearly a decade. It the Mean Green can maintain or improve upon its third-place position, it would be the best conference championship finish since 2005-06 when NT finished second.
The final round begins Wednesday morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.