North Texas Wins Back-To-Back Titles

PORTLAND, Ore. - North Texas continued its perfect start to the golf season as the women captured the Rose City Invitational to win back-to-back tournaments to begin the 2010-11 year.

Junior Kelsey Kipp outlasted Whitney French of Oregon State in a marathon playoff that lasted 12 holes to win the individual title.

The Mean Green shot a final round of 3-over par 291 to pull away from Oregon State and Portland State for the title.

For the first time since the 2004-05 year the Mean Green has won multiple tournaments in a single season. North Texas had four players finish in the top-20 of the event, the most of the entire field.

Kipp shot a final round of 2-under par 70 to force the playoff with French. She won on the 12th playoff hole after nearly three hours of play. Kipp shot a 1-under par 215 for the tournament.

Addison Long recorded another top-10 finish with a final round of 73. Long finished tied for seventh place with a 222.

Chandra Alexander scorched the course in the final round with a 1-under par 71 as she shot up the leaderboard. Alexander climbed into the top-20 to finish alone in 17th place.

Freshman Taylor Kilponen and Chaslyn Chrismer were both steady in the final round as they each shot a 77. Kilponen had a 20th place finish while Chrismer was tied for 31st.

The girls are back in action on Oct. 11-13 at the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate.



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