ARDMORE, Oklahoma (KTEN) - per University of North Texas Athletic Communications:

ARDMORE, Okla. - UNT's Patricia Sinolungan took runner-up honors after her second consecutive 1-under 69 in the final round of The Bruzzy on Sunday, as the Mean Green held off a late charge from No. 39 Tulsa to hold on for victory at Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club. It marks the first victory for UNT at its host tournament in the fifth edition of the event.

Sinolungan had four birdies over a seven-hole stretch on the back-nine to help UNT hold on for victory after seeing its eight-shot, 36-hole lead disappear earlier in the day on Sunday. The win for the Mean Green was their first of the season and a perfect tuneup for the Conference USA Championship coming up in a couple of weeks. UNT junior Ellie Roth finished third in the event to notch her best finish of the season at 1-over par. Her second-round 67 was the best round of the tournament and the Mean Green were the only team to break par with their second-round 3-under score.

Roth was followed up by three other top-20 finishes, led by Audrey Tan's T13 showing, Emilie Ricaud's T16 and Sakura Sugiyama, who finished tied for 10th while competing as an individual. 

"I am extremely happy to win The Bruzzy in our first year at Dornick Hills," UNT coach Michael Akers said. "This was a special win because it was hosted on Bruzzy's home course and in his hometown. We did a good job of preparing with multiple trips up to Ardmore to practice. Patty really came through today. She had some amazing up-and-downs. Ellie had a solid tournament again. We are excited to travel to Florida and defend our title."

The Mean Green will be now head to the C-USA Championship, which is set for April 13-15, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. UNT will be looking to win its third straight conference championship before moving to The American on July 1.