MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - It has been the most successful regular season in school history for the North Texas women's golf team, but it has unfinished business to take care of and it starts Monday at Sun Belt Conference Golf Championship. The Mean Green has won a school record four tournaments this year but the program has never won a conference title.
North Texas enters the tourmament ranked No. 47 in the nation and they have the lowest stroke average in the Sun Belt Conference.
"We are coming off of a very strong finish at the Baylor Spring Invitational," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "Jacey Chun, Kelsey Kipp, Chandra Alexander and Addison Long have all had outstanding seasons. Collectively they had amassed 16 top-10 finishes. We continue to build on each tournament. We have done an outstanding job of identifying strengths and weaknesses in our games. We have also done an outstanding job of learning golf courses in practice rounds."
Kipp leads the Sun Belt Conference with a stroke average of 74.08. Capturing the first conference title in school history won't be easy though as Denver is going after its eighth straight conference crown.
DU has won seven consecutive Sun Belt Conference women's golf titles dating back to 2004 which is a conference record for consecutive women's golf titles and total women's golf championships. The Pioneers claimed the 2010 title with a three round total score of 865, which is the second lowest score in SBC history.
The tournament takes place at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals is home to two 18-hole championship courses and lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River. The tree-lined Schoolmaster is the more traditional golf course of the two Shoals courses with every hole keeping with the natural topography along the Tennessee River.
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