NT Wins Again, Take Pat Bradley Inv.
FORT MYERS, Fla.(11/2/10) - It was a two-team battle but the North Texas women's golf team came out on top once again as they captured the 33rd Annual Pat Bradley Invitational by one stroke over DaytonaState. The Mean Green held a one stroke leading
FORT MYERS, Fla. (11/2/10) - It was a two-team battle but the North Texas women's golf team came out on top once again as they captured the 33rd Annual Pat Bradley Invitational by one stroke over Daytona State. The Mean Green held a one stroke lead heading into the final round and both teams shot even-par rounds of 288 and North Texas won with a score of 876.
It is the third tournament win of the fall season, shattering the previous school record for wins in a year, and the third win in four tournament appearances for North Texas. The Mean Green defeated all four Sun Belt Conference schools in the field, including No. 25 and host school FIU. North Texas also knocked off No. 59 Western Michigan and No. 60 Maryland.
"What a great day, it was very close the entire round," said head coach Jeff Mitchell. "Chandra played tremendous golf. She played really well late in the round when it really counted. Kelsey, Addy, and Chaslyn all made pars and birdies to keep us in it. Just another great effort against a good field. What an exciting fall."
Chandra Alexander fired a season-low 2-under par 70 in the final round to lead the way. She played mistake-free golf in the final round with 16 pars and two birdies. Alexander finished tied for second place at 2-under par 214. The 70 also ties a career-low for Alexander and the second-place finish is her career best.
Kelsey Kipp was 1-under in the final round with a 71. Her final round was nearly as steady as Alexander as Kipp notched just one bogey to go along with two birdies and 15 pars. She climbed into the top 10 with a score of 219 to finish in ninth place.
Addison Long shot a 2-over par 74 and finished in 12th place with a 221 for the tournament. Freshman Chaslyn Chrismer notched her second top-15 finish of the season with a final round of 1-over par 73 to end in 14th place. Chrismer was one shot behind Long with a 222 and her final round of 73 ties for her season-low round on the year.
Freshman Taylor Kilponen shot a third round of 79 and had a score of 239 for the tournament.
Overall North Texas was the only school to have four players in the top-15. This is the final fall tournament of the year for North Texas.
The Mean Green begins the spring season in February at the Claud Jacobs Challenge.