COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the season opening round of the year, the North Texas women's golf team fired a 315 as they are tied for seventh after 18 holes of the "Mo"morial Invitational.
Senior Jacey Chun had the best round of the day for the Mean Green with an even-par score of 72 and she is tied for fourth place, just two strokes off the lead after the first round.
"It is so nice to get back into competition," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "Today was not as sharp a round as we would have liked, but it had elements included that bode well for the future. Jacey Chun was outstanding in her even par 72 round. The Traditions course is always a difficult course to handle. Jacey played some All-American caliber golf today. We still need to see a lot of improvement around and on the greens. We are not far from being able to hold our own against Nationally ranked teams."
Chun fired four birdies in her round that included an eight-hole stretch of four-under par. The rest of the lineup for the Mean Green struggled in the opening round on The Traditions course.
Addison Long shot an 80, Taylor Kilponen and 81, and Kelsey Kipp had an 82. Kilponen had two birdies on the day while Long and Kipp each had one. Chaslyn Chrismer shot an opening round of 90.
North Texas as a team is tied with Oklahoma for seventh place. Auburn has the lead after the opening round.
The second round begins tomorrow morning and live stats can be found www.golfstat.com.