Lee Leads Mean Green On Day One Of Johnie Imes Invite

Oct. 2, 2017

COLUMBIA, Missouri - Junior Sol Lee sits fifth after a strong opening round of 70 on day one at the Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The Mean Green are in a tie for third at seven-over par, after firing a total of 295.

"We continue to make progress, but still had some big mistakes today," head coach Michael Akers said from Columbia. "Hole number eight is very easy and we took a triple and a double today. Overall we are pleased to be in a position to win the event. It will be exciting to try to continue to improve and compete for a win. The weather forecast does not look good, so the format may change. We will be positive and embrace whatever changes occur."

Lee eagled the 10th hole, while birdieing on three occasions. She birdied eight, 11 and 12. Lee also parred her first seven holes, and finished with 11 pars on the day. Unfortunately, Lee bogeyed three of her last four holes, but still finished in the top five after the conclusion of the first round.

Sophomore Elena Kim posted a three-over 75 on the day, birdieing 10. The tenth hole was the best hole of the day for the Mean Green, who were a collective five-under Monday (an eagle, three birdies and a par). Kim parred 14 holes on a pretty strong day for the sophomore.

The Mean Green return to action with a 36-hole Tuesday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CT, due to weather conditions. The tournament was originally scheduled to be a three-day 54-hole event with a round a day. Follow along live tomorrow with live results here, courtesy of BirdieFire.

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Team Leaderboard
1. Missouri (E)
2. Middle Tennessee (+6)
T3. North Texas (+7)
T3. East Tennessee State (+7)
5. Kennesaw State (+8)
6. Bradley (+9)
7. FIU (+10)
8. Florida Gulf Coast (+12)
T9. Missouri State (+14)
T9. Illinois State (+14)
11. Mercer (+15)
12. Wichita State (+17)
13. Arkansas-Little Rock (+18)
14. UMKC (+19)

Player Leaderboard
5. Sol Lee (-2) 
T10. Sabina Pena (E)
T28. Elena Kim (+3)
T54. Lauren Cox (+6)
T62. Nyca Khaw



North Texas Mean Green