Mean Green In Tie For Seventh After Darkness Suspends Round 2 Of N.I.T.
Junior Ian Snyman Finished First Round In Tie For Fifth
TUCSON, Arizona - The North Texas men’s golf team is in a tie for seventh place after the first day of the N.I.T., played at the Omni Tucson National on the par-72 Catalina course, was suspended due to darkness.
The Mean Green have three players with three holes remaining in the second round and two players with two holes left before the final round begins on Monday.
In what was supposed to be a 36-hole first day, tournament officials stopped play at 7:15 CST with North Texas sitting in a tie for seventh with Conference USA foe UTEP at 10-under par for the tournament. All scores from Round 2 are still unofficial and will be made official at the conclusion of Round 2 Monday morning before the third and final round begins.
With 33 holes complete, Mean Green junior Ian Snyman is unofficially at 8-under par and in a tie for sixth place on the individual leaderboard. Junior Thomas Rosenmueller is 1-under par and in tie for 35th. Only the top four scores for each team count while the worst score for each round is discarded.
UNT and UTEP are eight strokes up on ninth place Santa Clara, the 35th-ranked team in the nation and are within two strokes of fifth-place No. 21 Colorado State, which sits at 12-under par. No. 46 UNLV is atop the leaderboard at 35-under.
After the first round of the day, the Mean Green were in a tie for fifth place with Iowa State at 7-under par after shooting a 281.
Snyman led the way in the opening round after shooting a 4-under par 68 to put himself in a tie for fifth place on the heels of his Conference USA Golfer of the Week award last week.
The Mean Green will continue play on Monday morning, and live results can be found here.
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Official Round 1 Leaderboard
1. Arizona State (-21)
2. UNLV (-10)
3. Arizona (-9)
4. Nevada (-8)
T5. Iowa State (-7)
T5. North Texas (-7)
7. Colorado State (-6)
T8. San Diego (-4)
T8. UTEP (-4)
10. Wyoming (+2)
11. Utah (+3)
T12. Santa Clara (+4)
T12. New Mexico State (+4)
14. Rutgers (+6)
15. Sacramento State (+8)
16. Princeton (+11)
T5. Ian Snyman (-4)
T14. Viktor Forslund (-3)
T39. Jordan Sanders (E)
T39. Vitek Novak (E)
T58. Thomas Rosenmueller (+2)