Mean Green Finish Season-Best Third at Little Rock

Nov. 1, 2016

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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Arkansas - The North Texas women's golf team had its best finish of the season, placing third at the Little Rock Women's Golf Challenge at Diamonte Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Tuesday. The Mean Green finished seven strokes off the pace of tournament-winners Central Arkansas and it was the program's best team finish since the Jim West Challenge on February 18, 2013, when they also finished third. 

"I am satisfied with our overall finish in Arkansas," head coach Michael Akers said. "It was fun to be in the mix for a championship. It was a great learning experience for the ladies. This gives us confidence going into our offseason. We have a lot of work to do over the next few months, but this is exciting."

Sophomore Sol Lee had the highest Mean Green finish for an individual this fall with a ninth place showing after her four-over-par finish Tuesday. Senior Eji Kwon was a top-20 finisher as well, following her team-best one-over 73 in the final round of play. Junior Nyca Khaw also had a top-20 finish, placing in a tie for 20th with a tournament score of +11.

Lee had her best tournament finish of the fall campaign, and averaged a score of 74 over the three rounds of competition. Kwon saved her best for last in the final round, shooting a one-over-par, 73 to lift her into a tie for 18th place.

Freshmen Elena Kim and Lauren Cox each shot four-over 76's on Tuesday, and both moved up in the final individual standings, into ties for 23rd and 48th, respectively.

The Mean Green have now concluded the fall portion of their schedule and saw a great bit of improvement over the last few months under head coach Michael Akers' and assistant coach Kendra Little's direction. North Texas returns to the links for the spring season on February 13 and 14 at the All There August tournament in New Braunfels, Texas. 

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Team Leaderboard
1. Central Arkansas (+27)
2. UTEP (+33)
3. North Texas (+34)
T-4. UMKC (+37)
T-4. Sam Houston State (+37)
6. Houston Baptist (+43)
7. Missouri State (+45)
8. Little Rock (+48)
9. Oral Roberts (+50)
10. Stephen F. Austin (+59)
T-11. Arkansas State (+63)
T-11. Jacksonville State (+63)
13. Wichita State (+65)
14. Louisiana-Monroe (+71)
15. Montana (+81)
16. Northern Iowa (+93)

Individual Leaderboard
9. Sol Lee (+6)
T-18. Eji Kwon (+10)
T-20. Nyca Khaw (+11)
T-23. Elena Kim (+13)
T-48. Lauren Cox (+18)



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