Mean Green Sit Fourth After Strong First Round At Little Rock Challenge

Oct. 30, 2016

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Arkansas - The North Texas women's golf team opened round one of the Little Rock Women's Golf Challenge from Diamonte Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Sunday, and currently sit in fourth place after a team score of +11. The Mean Green finished the first of three rounds just four shots off of UTEP, who are in front, and North Texas was led by freshman Elena Kim, who shot a two-over 74, and a trio comprised of senior Eji Kwon, sophomore Sol Lee and junior Nyca Khaw that each shot +3 on the day with 75's.

"I'm pleased with our start today," head coach Michael Akers said on Sunday. "You cannot win a tournament in the first round, but you can certainly lose it. We set our goal to win this event and we are in position to do just that. The bent grass greens gave us some problems today, but we worked on our putting following the round."

Kim, a freshman from Crowley, Texas, had the best competitive round of her young collegiate career Sunday, with a 74. Her previous best round came in the final day of competition at the Red Raider Invitational, when she shot a 77. Kim enters round two Monday in a tie for 11th place individually.

Kwon continued her strong fall season with her three-over-par performance, while Lee maintained her consistency throughout the fall, equaling her senior teammate.  Khaw, like Kim, had her best performance of the season thus far in a single round, besting the 76 she shot during the first round of the Red Raider Invitational. The Mean Green trio sits in a tie for 17th heading into Monday's second round of play.

The Mean Green tee off in round two Monday morning beginning at 9 a.m. CT. There is no live scoring available for this tournament, but final results will be available on following each of the remaining two rounds.

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Team Leaderboard
1. UTEP (+7)
2. UMKC (+8)
3. Central Arkansas (+10)
4. North Texas (+11)
T-5. Little Rock (+12)
T-5. Houston Baptist (+12)
7. Jacksonville State (+14)
8. Stephen F. Austin (+15)
9. Missouri State (+16)
10. Sam Houston State (+19)
T-11. Wichita State (+22)
T-11. Arkansas State (+22)
T-13. Louisiana-Monroe (+23)
T-13. Oral Roberts (+23)
15. Northern Iowa (+28)
16. Montana (+35)

Individual Leaderboard
T-11. Elena Kim (+2)
T-17. Eji Kwon (+3)
T-17. Sol Lee (+3)
T-17. Nyca Khaw (+3)
80. Lauren Cox (+11)



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