LC-M grad Cox shining for UNT golf

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Special to the Leader

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Freshman Lauren Cox set a career and team-low 1-under 71 for the Mean Green on the final day of action from The Dickson at the The Woodlands Country Club. She concluded the tournament at 8-over par, and tied for 40th. Sophomore Sol Lee finished tied for 20th, at 3-over for the tournament as North Texas placed 15th overall at 45-over.

“I’m satisfied overall with our scores,” head coach Michael Akers said. “Obviously this field was very difficult and it is always tough to compete against these upper-echelon teams. We are showing improvement and I was real impressed with Lauren Cox’s round of 1-under par. We are looking for people to step up and play at Sol’s [Lee] level and that was a very strong showing from a freshman.”

Cox had her best round by four strokes, birdieing three times Tuesday, including back-to-back birdies on No. 12 and No. 13 to climb into a tie for 40th.

Lee posted a 2-over 74 Tuesaday to finish 3-over overall and tie for 20th place individually. The sophomore birdied twice on the final day, on the 16th and 17th holes, respectively.

Through this point in the 2016-17 season, the Mean Green have a team scoring average of 304.78, which is the second-best mark in school history behind the 2010-11 squad.

North Texas returns to action for The MountainView in Tucson, Arizona on Friday, March 10 and wrapping up Saturday, March 11.

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