CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - True freshman Taylor Kilponen came out firing at the first day of the Islander Spring Classic as she is tied for fifth place after 36 to lead the North Texas women's golf team. Kilponen led the way in the second round with 72 as North Texas shot the low round of the day with a 293.
The 293 for North Texas was a bounce back from an opening 18 holes of 317. The Mean Green is still in the hunt for the title as the alone in fifth place, 13 shots behind the leader UTSA, but only five strokes out of second place.
The 72 for Kilponen ties her career-low and is her best round of golf since September. She has a two-round score of 149 and is three shots off the lead heading into the final round.
Jacey Chun is tied for 16th with a 153. She opened with an 80 but rebounded with a second round of 1-over par 73. Kelsey Kipp and Chandra Alexander are two shots behind and tied for 26th after 36-hole scores of 155. Kipp had a second round of 75 while Alexander a 73.
Addison Long is at 158 after rounds of 80 and 78. The Mean Green is positioned for its sixth straight top-five finish and potentially its fourth tournament title of the season.
The final round begins tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.