DENTON (9/12/06) The Mean Green women’s golf team won its first tournament of the season, capturing the North Texas Classic on Tuesday afternoon at Robson Ranch.
The Mean Green finished with an overall score of 908, nine strokes ahead of second-place Cal Poly. Junior Lauren Cheves won her first tournament of her career with a three-over-par 219. She shot a one-over-par (73) in each of three rounds.
“I think it’s a great start to the season,” said North Texas head coach Amber Chevrie. “All the girls played well. We need still need to work on fine-tuning our short game, but overall I am proud of them. Lauren is such a great competitor. She was the mode of consistency.”
Junior Halli Jo Richards shot a two-over-par 74 in the third round to finish tied for fourth overall. Freshman Maggie Noel rounded out the top 10 for the Mean Green with a sixth-place finish. After shooting a 74 and a 75 in the first and second rounds, Noel fired a 78 in the final 18 to finish third on the team.
North Texas claimed second place in its tournament last year, losing by just one stroke. The Mean Green also took runner-up honors at the 2006 Sun Belt Championships.