Stellar Final Round Puts Mean Green In Fourth Place Of Loaded Tournament

Feb. 26, 2018

TUCSON, Arizona - After the conclusion of a suspended second round on Monday morning, the North Texas men’s golf team fired its round of the year to close out the N.I.T., at the Omni Tucson National’s par-72 Catalina course.

The Mean Green used a huge final round from freshman Viktor Forslund and another standout tournament from junior Ian Snyman to finish in fourth place in a field that included five top-50 teams.

UNT shot 16-under par 272 in the final round to finish at 28-under par, six shots behind No. 43 Arizona, which hosted the tournament. No. 46 UNLV (-50) and No. 29 Arizona State (-42) took the top two spots. UNT finished clear of two ranked teams in eighth-place Colorado State (No. 21) and 12th-place Santa Clara (No. 35). The 16-under par UNT shot in Round 3 was the second-best Round 3 score of the field behind tournament champion UNLV, which fired an 18-under par 270.

“Today was one of the best final rounds we have had since I started coaching at UNT,” UNT head coach Brad Stracke said. “I’m really proud of how the guys played today. Ian had a spectacular tournament. He should be [C-USA] player of the week again.”

Snyman birdied his final hole of the tournament to finish at 14-under par and in a tie for second place with Arizona State’s Chun An Yu and Iowa State’s Denzel Ieremia — two shots back of No. 16 Shintaro Ban, of UNLV, for the individual title. Snyman, the reigning Conference USA Golfer of the Week, shot a 68-67-67-202 over the two days with 16 birdies and just two bogeys.

Forslund overcame a tough Round 2, which included a double-bogey, to shoot 5-under par in the final round to finish the tournament at 4-under and in a tie for 27th place. He eagled the second hole — a par-5, 535-yard hole. Jordan Sanders shot 3-under par 69 in Round 3 to finish the tournament 3-under.


 

 

Final results for the N.I.T. can be found here. The Mean Green will return to action on March 12 for the three-day Bob Sutton Invitational in Irving at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.

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Final Leaderboard
(Par 288)
Team Leaderboard

1. No. 46 UNLV (-50)

2. No. 29 Arizona State (-42)

3. No. 43 Arizona (-34)

4. North Texas (-28)

5. Iowa State (-24)

6. Nevada (-15)

7. UTEP (-14)

8. No. 21 Colorado State (-9)

T9. Utah (-8)

T9. New Mexico State (-8)

11. Wyoming (-2)

12. No. 35 Santa Clara (E)

13. San Diego (+11)

14. Rutgers (+17)

15. Sacramento State (+21)

16. Princeton (+27)


Player Leaderboard

T2. Ian Snyman (-14)

T27. Viktor Forslund (-4)

T32. Jordan Sanders (-3)

T41. Vitek Novak (E)

T41. Thomas Rosenmueller (E)

North Texas Mean Green