CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (2/28/10) - Led by sophomore Addison Long's 4-over par 76, the Mean Green women's golf team sits in a tie with UMKC for fourth place after day one of the Islander Classic.
Long, a sophomore out of Andrews, TX, began the day on fire by shooting a 35 on the front nine, only to fall a little bit back of that pace with a 41 on the back stretch. Long is tied with five other competitors for fifth place individually and four shots back of day one leader Kirsten Spittler (72) of Sam Houston St.
As a team the Mean Green finished the day with a 316 (+28), only one shot off the pace of second-place UTEP and Tulsa and 10 shots back of first place Oral Roberts (306).
Joining Long amongst the day one leaders was sophomore Kelsey Kipp, who shot an opening round 6-over par 78 and is currently in 11thth), and Maggie Noel (85, T-51st) rounded out the day one competitors for the Mean Green. place. Jordan Rose (80, T-16th), Janna Golden (82, T-36
"It was a tough day on the course today," North Texas head coach Jeff Mitchell said. "Addison and Kelsey put together pretty good rounds, though. I think the difference in the wind coming out of the north during the practice round and strong out of the south for the first round kept us out of rhythm most of the day. We are still in the tournament with 36 to play. Jordan, Janna and Maggie have all been playing well this year and I feel confident that they will get it going."
The second round of the event is Monday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. while the final round will be Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.