March 4, 2014
CHOUDRANT, La. – Its back-to-back titles for the North Texas men’s golf team as they captured the 2014 Argent Financial Classic for a second straight season. The Mean Green, who trailed the host Louisiana Tech by one shot heading into the final day, passed the Bulldogs in the final round with a score of 292 to win by two strokes.
It is the first title of the 2013-14 season for the Mean Green and the sixth team title under head coach Brad Stracke. North Texas placed four players in the top-13 of the event lead by Juan Munoz.
Munoz had a rollercoaster of an afternoon as he carded six birdies on the day and was 3-under after the first nine holes. He slipped on the back nine with a 4-over, but still finished at 1-over par 73 on the day and 1-over for the tournament at 145. It is the best finish of his career and the first top-five finish of the season for Munoz.
Jason Roets continued his strong play by finishing in ninth place after a 2-over par 74 in the final round. Roets notched and eagle 3 on the par-5 11th hole and picked up his third straight top-10 finish of the spring season.
Freshmen Andrew Hudson and Cory Churchman both notched top-15 performances as they ended tied for 13th place. It is the best finish of the year for Churchman while Hudson picked up his second top-15 finish of the year.
Hudson rebounded from a first round of 79 with the best score of the afternoon for NT with a 2-under par 70. He posted six birdies on the afternoon. Churchman shot a 3-over par 75 and finished at 149 for the tournament with Hudson.
Gonzalo Rubio narrowly missed out on a top-25 finish as he shot a score of 151 and finished tied for 26th place. Julien Marot, playing as an individual, shot a final round of 77 and ended tied for 41st place.
The Mean Green won with a score of 586, beating Louisiana Tech by two strokes for the championship.
North Texas this spring has finished in third, fourth and now first place in the three tournaments they have competed in.
The Mean Green returns to action on March 14-16 at The Schenkel Invitational.