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Kwon leads women’s golf to 11th place finish in New Mexico tournament

Kwon leads women’s golf to 11th place finish in New Mexico tournament

Kwon leads women’s golf to 11th place finish in New Mexico tournament
October 08
09:25 2015

Brady Keane | Staff Writer

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The Mean Green women’s golf team struggled with consistency at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate tournament in Las Cruces, New Mexico this week, and ended up finishing in 11th place after three rounds of play.

Despite entering the season with high expectations under interim head coach Barry Niemann, the Mean Green have placed among the top 10 only once in three meets.

“We are not where we want to be,” Niemann said. “But we are making progress. We improved from day one of the tournament to day two, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

At the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate tournament, junior Eji Kwon led the way for the Mean Green, shooting her second lowest round of the year with an even-par 72 in the third and final round.

Kwon finished the tournament in a tie for 32nd place but was not satisfied with her performance.

“I was very disappointed,” Kwon said. “Even devastated. It wasn’t a challenging course, and it shouldn’t have been hard to shoot under par.”

The Mean Green saw bright spots from the younger talent on the roster, as freshmen Kalli Jennings and Samantha Huang finished tied for second on the team and in a tie for 49th place in the tournament.

However, it was Jennings’ play on the first hole of the final round that stood out. The freshman hit an eagle on a par-4, helping the Mean Green move up on the leaderboard in the final round.

“Overall, I was disappointed with how I played,” Jennings said. “The eagle was at the beginning of my round, and it put me back in it for a little bit. That was pretty cool.”

North Texas will have some time off before looking to improve on their 11th place finish. The team will travel to Lakewood Ranch, Florida on Oct. 25-27 for the 36th Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational.

The Invitational will be the last fall meet for the Mean Green, and the team will not be in action again until the Texas State Spring Challenge on Feb. 14-15 2016.

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