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Women’s golf takes 11th place at Conference USA Championship

Women’s golf takes 11th place at Conference USA Championship

North Texas freshman golfer Samatha Huang is ranked seventh among international players and is ranked 66th in the United States. Courtesy | Mean Green Athletics

Women’s golf takes 11th place at Conference USA Championship
April 21
16:06 2016

Austin Jackson | Staff Writer

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North Texas women’s golf closed out the 2015-16 season with an 11th place finish this week at the Conference-USA Championship in Fort Myers, Florida.

The Mean Green finished its first round of the tournament in a tie for 9th place. But after a second round 326, North Texas would drop to 11th, extending their last-place skid to three consecutive tournaments.

Junior Eji Kwon and sophomore Nyca Khaw led North Texas, both finishing tied for 39th place.

Kwon started with a first round 75 moving into a tie for 11th place, but after a rough second round 88, the team leader fell back to the mid-40’s. She finished strong with another three-over 75 to close out her junior campaign.

Khaw also started out strong and tied for 17th place after a first round 76, but dropped back to 39th place after consecutive rounds in the low 80’s.

Freshman Samantha Huang finished in a tie for 41st place after bookending her second round 76 with a first round 80 and a final round 83.

Sophomore Devin Edwards struggled in her initial rounds but closed out her sophomore season on a high note with a final round 77 to finish tied for 46th place. Freshman Kalli Jennings followed suit, also shooting a final round 77 to finish tied for 48th.

The Mean Green will enter 2016-17 with a more experienced squad, losing only senior Laura DeLeonardis to graduation.

Featured Image: Freshman golfer Samatha Huang is ranked seventh among international players and is ranked 66th in the United States. Courtesy | Mean Green Athletics

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