Cox Continues Good Form, Remains In Top Ten In San Antonio

Oct. 23, 2017

SAN ANTONIO - Sophomore Lauren Cox remains inside the top 10 after a strong even-par second round on Monday at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Club. The Mean Green are in 11th at 23-over par after combining to shoot 299 Monday. Cox is at two-under for the tournament and is tied for ninth individually.

"We improved today but still had to take a high number," head coach Michael Akers said. "It is exciting to see the progress of this team, but we continue to push for more. When you play competition of this caliber you cannot make mistakes. Lauren did a good job of grinding today. Sabina [Pena] had a solid round and Sol [Lee] really came back on her back nine."

Cox birdied twice Monday, doing so on five and 11, both of which she birdied Sunday in round one. She posted pars on 14 holes as well. She is five strokes off the pace of the tournament joint leaders, Kansas State's Connie Jaffrey and TCU's Emmy Martin (-7).

Pena had a much improved day from her six-over showing Sunday, posting an even-par round Monday. She birdied on three occasions, on six, and back-to-back on 13 and 14. Pena also parred 12 holes to rebound well from yesterday's performance.

Lee also had a better day Monday, closing her final nine holes at two-under to finish four-over for the day. She birdied one, six and seven on her back nine to bounce back from a tough start to her round.

The Mean Green return to action with the third and final round Tuesday, starting at 8:45 a.m. CT. Follow along live tomorrow with live results here, courtesy of BirdieFire.

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Team Leaderboard
1. Arkansas (-22)
2. TCU (-4)
3. Texas A&M (-1)
T4. Denver (+1)
T4. Houston (+1)
6. Maryland (+7)
7. Oklahoma (+9)
8. Auburn (+11)
9. Kansas State (+12)
10. UT San Antonio (+15)
11. North Texas (+23)
12. Middle Tennessee (+24)
13. Texas State (+31)
14. Texas Tech (+35)

Player Leaderboard
T9. Lauren Cox (-2) 
T43. Sabina Pena (+6)
T56. Elena Kim (+10)
T58. Sol Lee (+11)
T64. Nyca Khaw



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