University of North Texas


Battle at the Beach
Club Campestre San Jose | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
 
The North Texas women’s golf team will get back to competition against a loaded field as the Mean Green head south of the border and hit the beach for TCU’s Battle at the Beach in sunny Cabo San Lucas.
 
THE EVENT: Club Campestre San Jose will play as a par-72 course at 6,250 yards. The teams will play 18 holes per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with shotgun starts each day – 8 a.m., on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday at 7 a.m.
 
THE FIELD: There are 17 teams participating in the tournament, including 10 top-50 teams and two inside the top-10: No. 14 Arkansas, No. 20 Baylor, Charlotte, No. 35 Clemson, East Tennessee State, No. 23 Houston, No. 50 Kansas, Kansas State, No. 17 LSU, No. 5 Mississippi, No. 7 Mississippi State, Missouri, North Texas, Rutgers, No. 43 TCU, No. 16 Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.
 
REPRESENTING UNT: Competing for the Mean Green will be Audrey Tan, Patricia Sinolungan, Emilie Ricaud, Sakura Sugiyama and Shreya Pal. 
 
RESULTS: Live scoring and final results will be posted on BirdieFire.com. A full recap will be posted on MeanGreenSports.com at the end of the day.
  
AKERS SAYS: “The team is very excited to travel to Cabo for our final event of the fall,” head coach Michael Akers said. “We appreciate TCU inviting us to this very popular event. The competition will be very good and we look forward to the opportunity to pick up some big wins. Our team played in this event five years ago, and we have been doing our best to prepare for the greens. I’m very excited to have Emilie back in the lineup. She fired a 65 at Winstar on Friday in practice. Audrey and Patty both look solid and have been working hard on their games. I was very impressed with Sakura in qualifying. She stepped up with the trip on the line and won in impressive fashion.”MOVING UP: North Texas has made significant strides since head coach Michael Akers took over seven years ago. The Mean Green were ranked No. 201 following the 2015-16 season, and since Akers arrived in Denton, UNT has soared more than 150 spots from that time. The Mean Green are now consistently ranked in the top 50 nationally.THE GOAT: Lauren Cox, who graduated in Spring 2021 to finish off her stellar five-year Mean Green career, has attained partial status on the Epson Tour for the 2022 season, and she’s currently on staff as a volunteer assistant coach. UP NEXT: The Mean Green will travel to Houston to kick off the spring schedule with a dual against Houston on Jan. 16.
 
NEW FACILITY: The Mean Green golf programs are thrilled to break in their brand new Bruzzy’s UNT Golf Practice Facility, the new $3 million on-campus facility that features state-of-the-art technology, such as TrackMan, swing catalysts, indoor hitting bays, a short-game area and a PuttView indoor putting green.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


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