PORTLAND, Ore. - The North Texas women's golf team picked right up where they left off two weeks ago. After shooting the low round of the day, a 295, the Mean Green is tied for first place after the two rounds of play with Oregon State at Rose City Collegiate.
Kelsey Kipp and Addison Long are both in the top-6 after 36 holes and North Texas has three players in the top 20 after the first two rounds.
"It was a very exciting day once again," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "We came out this morning and fired a 295 and took the lead and even though we lost a little ground in the afternoon, we really hung in there and played tough. I continue to be impressed with Kelsey Kipp. She shot a 145 and is in 3rd place after today's play."
North Texas and Oregon State both posted two-round scores of 598 and hold a one-shot lead over Portland State and a four stroke lead over Hawai'i.
Kipp is alone in third place, just two strokes off the lead. Kipp opened with a 1-under par 71 and followed up with a 2-over par 74. She is at 1-over par 145 after 36 holes.
Long shot an even-par round of 72 in the first round of a 77 in the second round. She is tied for sixth place.
Freshman Taylor Kilponen shot a 78 in her opening 18 holes but cut four strokes off her second round with a 2-over par 74. She is tied for 17th place with a 152.
Chandra Alexander shot rounds of 77 and 78 to post a 155 while Chaslyn Chrismer is one shot back with a 156 after rounds of 75 and 81.
The final round begins tomorrow at 8 a.m. pacific time with a shotgun start.