NT On Fire In The Final Round In San Antonio, Shoot 9-Under
Mean Green Climb To Finish In Fourth Place At Lone Star Invite
SAN ANTONIO - All five North Texas golfers led a final round surge for the Mean Green as they had the best round of the tournament field at 9-under par to climb the leaderboard at the Lone Star Invite. Senior Jason Roets narrowly missed out on the individual championship, as he posted a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish at 8-under for the tournament, one stroke behind the eventual champion.
NT moved up five spots to finish in fourth place at 12-under par for the tournament. The Mean Green back-to-back rounds of 279 were the lowest consecutive scores of the season. NT knocked off another top-50 team in the process, beating No. 34 Ohio State by 10 shots.
Roets had a steady final round with three birdies and only one bogey. The third place finish ties for his career-best and is his seventh career top-10 finish.
Freshman Michael Cotton had a roller-coaster of an afternoon. Cotton was 4-over par after his first 11 holes, then reeled off five straight birdies. His day ended with another birdie on the last hole and he played his final seven holes at 6-under par. He finished at 2-under par for the day and in a tie for 28th place.
Juan Munoz had the best day for NT as he posted a 4-under par 68. Munoz was nearly flawless with five birdies and only one bogey. He ended tied for 32nd place. Cory Churchman was back in the red figures with a 1-under par 71 and Alejandro Villasana shot a 1-over par 73 on the day. Nick Rodriguez, playing as an individual, shot a 2-over par and finished tied for 41st place with Churchman.
No. 6 Texas Tech ran away from the field, shooting 29-under par in three rounds to win by 11 shots.
North Texas returns to action at the Aggie Invite on April 4-5.