Snyman Moves Up 13 Spots at NCAA Regional
Three Mean Green Golfers In Contention Heading Into Final Round
AUSTIN – On a day with fast greens and windy conditions, the three North Texas golfers competing at the NCAA Regional tournament remained in contention to advance to the finals with one day to play.
Sophomore Ian Snyman shot an even-par 71 Monday, moving up 13 positions to end the day tied for 20th place. Snyman is 3-over-par for the tournament and eight shots off the lead after 36 holes. He leads teammate Thomas Rosenmueller by one stroke and Mean Green senior Cory Churchman by four. Rosenmueller dropped 12 spots today after finishing with a 4-over-par 75 today.
"These three have been steady through two rounds and all three are still in contention," head coach Brad Stracke said. "They are probably only four or five strokes off the lead for the individual qualifier spot and that can easily be made up in one round. We just have to eliminate the mistakes."
Snyman had two birdies on the front nine, but had one bogey on each the front and back to finish at even par. Rosenmueller was just 1-over with three holes to play today, but finished with a double bogey and bogey in his final three holes to end the day 4-over.
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.
If the teams currently in the top five advance, there would be another six individuals not on those teams that are currently ahead of Snyman. All six of those players and Snyman are all within five shots of each other.
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