ST. GEORGE, Utah - Three players are in the top-20 and McKenzie Ralston is challenging for the top spot for the North Texas women's golf team after the first day of the BYU at Entrada Classic. Ralston is tied for third place while Chaslyn Chrismer and Georgina Mundy are tied for 12th and 16th place after 36 holes of play.
North Texas as a team is alone in sixth place after rounds of 310 and 306. No. 44 Wisconsin holds the clubhouse lead after two rounds.
Ralston shot her third score of 71 on the road trip, matching her scores of 71 she posted three days ago in Tucson at the Mountain View Collegiate. Ralston opened with a first round of 76 but her second round was 1-under par at 71.
Ralston had four birdies in the second round and had back-to-back birdies on holes 5 and 6. Ralston is five shots off the lead heading into the final day.
Chrismer is at 151 after rounds of 73 and 78. She played a steady round to begin play with 15 pars, one birdie and only two bogeys in the first round. Mundy bounced back from an opening round of 78 to shoot a second round of 75. She was 4-over par after the first 10 holes, but played the final eight holes at 1-under par.
Taylor Kilponen and Brooke Bailey had tough afternoons as they are at 166 and 167 after the first two rounds of play.
North Texas is looking for its third top-five finish in the last four events. The third and final round begins tomorrow and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.