CRYSTAL CITY, Fla. - The record breaking season for the North Texas women's golf team continued as they won for the fourth time this season, a school record, in capturing the Cincinnati Spring Invitational. The Mean Green blew away the field in the final round with a 1-over par 289 to win by 13 strokes over Morehead State.
North Texas had trailed entering the final round by two shots but finished at 882 while Morehead State ended at 895.
The Mean Green put all five players in the top-25 and three players finished in the top-10. Much like the second round, it was a consistent surge for North Texas that won the tournament. Kelsey Kipp, Jacey Chun, and Chaslyn Chrismer all shot final round scores of 72 and the trio of players all finished tied for seventh place at 221.
Chandra Alexander ended in a tie for 12th place after a third-round of 1-over par 73 and Addison Long finished in 22nd place after a third round of 77.
"They may have been having fun, but they were all business this week," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. Going in to the tournament, I felt that our biggest obstacle was not Campbell, Morehead State, or Stetson, the three highest ranked opponents, but the golf course itself. This is the third event this spring where we have played in a tournament at a course we have never seen before. We had a good practice round and it showed. I couldn't be prouder of this team. They just go out there and work hard every day. I think that is a pretty good recipe for success."
The win is the fourth of the year for North Texas, adding to their school record for number of wins in a single season. The Mean Green rallied from an opening round deficit of 11 strokes after the first 18 holes to win the tournament.
North Texas had the low round of the tournament in the second and third rounds to propel them to the win. The Mean Green was the only school to break 300 in two of the three rounds in the tournament.
North Texas has now won four of their eight tournaments this season and finished no lower than fifth in the other four.
The Mean Green returns to action at the Baylor Spring Invitational on April 11-12 in their final regular season tournament of the year.