Rosenmueller Finishes Opening Round In Top 10
Sophomore Cards 71, Sits Five Back Of Leader At NCAA Regional
AUSTIN – Mean Green sophomore Thomas Rosenmueller shot an even-par 71 in Monday's opening round of the NCAA regional golf tournament at the University of Texas Golf Club, good for 10th place and five strokes back of leader Scottie Scheffler of Texas, who shot a 5-under 66.
"This course is in great condition and low scores are out there for the taking," head coach Brad Stracke said. "With 36 holes to play all three of our guys can go shoot a low score and be right there in the mix. I think four or five under par will get us a real good chance to move on, so that is what they are chasing in these last two rounds."
The three North Texas players are trying to qualify for the NCAA finals as individuals. Only one individual will be taken from each regional tournament. Five teams from the Austin regional will advance to the finals, and the individual with the lowest score not on those five teams will also advance.
Rosenmueller finished the front nine at even par with no birdies or bogies. On the back nine, he bogeyed No. 10 but answered with birdies on 13 and 14 to sit at 1-under par. He bogeyed the par-4, 15th hole before finishing the round with three straight pars.
Texas leads the team race, followed by Mississippi and Oklahoma State, with three teams tied for fourth place. Round two of the 54-hole tournament will begin Tuesday morning, with the final round taking place Wednesday. Fans can follow live scoring at GolfStat.com.