Mean Green In Third Place After First Round At Valspar

March 19, 2017

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PALM CITY, Florida - A pair of Mean Green golfers sit atop the leaderboard of the Valspar Collegiate Invitational from the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Florida. North Texas sits in third place as a team at 8-over par. Senior Cory Churchman leads the way at 3-under par, following his first round 68, while sophomore Thomas Rosenmueller is tied for second place with 2-under par after the first round of play Sunday.

"Cory was an impressive 6-under early in his round," head coach Brad Stracke said. "He finished up with a 68 in the windy conditions, which is exactly what the team and Cory needed. Thomas was 2-over in the middle of his round and ran off a stretch of eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie. Cory and Thomas had two of the best rounds of the spring for our team today."

Churchman birdied four of his first six holes Sunday, coming out of the gates very strong. He birdied five times; on No. 17, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 16, and eagled on the seventh hole to lead the way for the Mean Green and the field.

"Playing well in this tournament is important for our team's confidence going into our postseason," Stracke continued. I look forward to seeing how we compete the next two days."

Rosenmueller continued his torrid first days at tournaments, and for the third straight tournament, his name was in the top two on the leaderboard. His 2-over 68 is just one shot behind his teammate, Churchman. Rosenmueller birdied four times on the day, including three straight on holes seven, eight and nine, respectively, after an eagle on No. 6.

The Mean Green are back in action Monday morning for the second round, which is set to tee off at 8:45 a.m. CT. Fans can follow along with live results, courtesy of Golfstat.

Team Leaderboard
1. Texas A&M (+4)
2. Wake Forest (+7)
3. North Texas (+8)
T4. Texas (+11)
T4. Houston (+11)
6. LSU (+13)
T7. South Florida (+16)
T7. South Carolina (+16)
9. Georgia Tech (+17)
10. Oklahoma State (+18)
T11. Florida State (+19)
T11. Arkansas (+19)
13. Minnesota (+20)
14. Memphis (+24)

Individual Leaderboard
1. Cory Churchman (-3)
T2. Thomas Rosenmueller (-2)
T44. Ian Snyman (+6)
T50. Devin Jackson (+7)
T63. Trent Hill (+9)



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