Cox Posts Top-10 Finish At Maryb S. Kauth Invite

Oct. 24, 2017

SAN ANTONIO - Sophomore Lauren Cox finished inside the top 10 at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Club after firing her second straight even-par round Tuesday to finish in a tie for ninth at 2-under par. The Mean Green finished in 11th at 36-over par after combining to shoot 301 Tuesday. 

"We had to take high scores again in the final round," head coach Michael Akers said. "It really hurts when you have two even-par rounds and don't have anything else to go with them. Lauren played a great tournament. A top-10 finish in this tournament is very impressive. Sabina [Pena] also had a solid tournament with two even-par rounds. We did pick up some nice wins which will help our ranking. We will focus on preparing for Cabo over the next week and hope to complete our fall on a positive note."

Cox birdied on four occasions Tuesday, doing so on five (for the thrid consecutive day), seven, 14 and 18, respectively. She posted pars on 10 holes as well. She finished seven strokes off the pace of the tournament winner, Kansas State's Connie Jaffrey (-9).

Pena had another good day for the Mean Green, posting an even-par round Tuesday to match her second round performance from Monday. She eagled the fifth hole and birdied on three occasions, on three, 10 and 16. Pena also parred 10 holes to finish in a tie for 31st at 6-over.

The Mean Green return to action for the final tournament of the fall season from Nov. 3-5, at the Battle at the Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, hosted by Baylor.

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Team Leaderboard
1. Arkansas (-22)
T2. TCU (-4)
T2. Texas A&M (-4)
4. Denver (+6)
5. Oklahoma (+9)
6. Houston (+10)
7. Kansas State (+14)
8. Maryland (+16)
9. Auburn (+19)
10. UT San Antonio (+23)
11. North Texas (+36)
12. Texas Tech (+40)
13. Middle Tennessee (+41)
14. Texas State (+48)

Player Leaderboard
T9. Lauren Cox (-2) 
T31. Sabina Pena (+6)
T63. Elena Kim (+17)
T63. Sol Lee (+17)
69. Nyca Khaw



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