NT Off To A Good Start Battling The Nation's Best Teams
Mean Green In Seventh Place After First Round
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Facing off against perhaps the deepest and most talented field of the season, the North Texas men’s golf team had a solid start to the opening round of the John Hayt Invitational. The Mean Green, playing against seven teams ranked in the top-50 and three top-25 teams, shot a first-round score of 307 and is alone in seventh place after 18 holes.
NT is in front of No. 31 East Carolina, No. 40 UAB and No. 41 Louisville. No. 29 North Florida holds the overall team lead by one stroke. They are 11 shots in front of North Texas.
Battling a difficult course and the cool and windy conditions, scores for the entire field were high as only one player is under-par for the tournament.
Senior Jason Roets is tied for 15th place to lead the Mean Green after shooting a first-round score of 3-over par 75. Roets was 1-under through 11 holes, but fell back to over-par after a double-bogey on the fourth-hole.
Michael Cotton and Cory Churchman are both tied for 30th place at 5-over par after the opening round. Cotton had three birdies on the day and Churchman had two. Juan Munoz is one stroke behind at 6-over par after the first-round. Alejandro Villasana is tied for 52nd place following a 7-over par round of 79.
The second round begins on Saturday morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.
-The John Hayt Invitational is being played at the famed TPC Sawgrass Country Club, which plays host to one of the PGA Tour’s biggest events, The Players Championship.
-No. 8 Texas, No. 16 UCLA, and No. 18 Alabama are the highest ranked teams in the field.