CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Despite winds in excess of 50 mph the North Texas women's golf team fought through the difficult conditions and is in third place after the first round of the Islander Spring Classic. The Mean Green shot a score of 321 and is only four shots off the lead while Chaslyn Chrismer is alone in second place, only one stroke off the individual lead after the first day.
"We had 30-40 mile winds with gusts to 50 but I am proud of the way the team fought," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "I am especially proud of Chaslyn. That 73 was quite a round. Hopefully the winds will drop in the morning. We have a good shot at a win. It would be nice to take advantage of our position."
The second round of the tournament was cancelled due to the high winds with were gusting between 50-60 mph through the day. The tournament will be shortened to just 36 holes.
North Texas trails Lamar and Missouri State, both of whom are tied for the lead at 317, by four shots heading into the final round. Chrismer is one shot behind Danielle Lemek of Bradley who shot the only round of even-par on the day.
Chrismer and Lemek are the only two players to post scores of under 75 among the field of 77 players. Chrismer shot a 37 on the front nine and a 36 on the back as she goes after her first collegiate win.
Taylor Kilponen is tied for 21st place after the first day with a score of 81 while Keegan Moore is one shot behind with an 82. McKenzie Ralston and Georgina Mundy both had first round scores of 85.
North Texas as a team is gunning for its first team title since 2010. The second and final round begins tomorrow morning at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start.