CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (2/21/06) A final round of 307 powered the North Texas women’s golf team to a fifth place finish at the Ed Hicks Nissan Islander Classic from the Corpus Christi Country Club. Despite brisk conditions, the Mean Green climbed two spots after the first day as senior Jaclyn Golden led the way with an 11th place finish.
“We played well and I’m pleased with the start that we had to the spring season,” said North Texas head coach Amber Chevrie. “I thought that the third round we made some nice shots and that put us in a position to move up a few spots at the end of the day”.
Golden shot back-to-back rounds of 75 on the first day and closed with a 78 to shot a three round score of 228. Andra Lancaster was four shots behind Golden and tied for 22nd place with a three round total of 232.
Sophomore Halli Richards had the best round of the tournament for North Texas with a third round score of two-over par 74. She ended the tournament tied for 31st at 236.
Tara Lambright fired her best round of the tournament with a final round of 77 to close at 238. Brook Tanner had a second round score of 79 and shot a three-round score of 248.
The Mean Green shot a three-round score of 931 and placed fifth out of a 16 team field. Arkansas-Little Rock won the team championship.
North Texas returns to action on March 6-8 at the Bobcat Desert Classic.