Forslund Sits Second At Four-Under In Collegiate Debut
North Texas Tied For Sixth After Day One In Dallas
Sept. 24, 2017
DALLAS - Freshman Viktor Forslund had quite the collegiate debut, leading the Mean Green at four-under par during round one of the Trinity Forest Invitational at the par-71 Trinity Forest Golf Club Sunday. Forslund finds himself near the top of the leaderboard, just two shots back, in a tie for second.
The Mean Green are in a tie for fifth place after day one in Dallas, at one-under par.
"The team had a solid start today," head coach Brad Stracke said. "The two freshmen played like veterans. Viktor birdied the first four holes of his collegiate career. We are looking forward to another solid round tomorrow."
Forslund birdied holes 10-13 to open his day, and totaled six birdies on the day, adding two more on five and seven. Aside from a pair of bogeys, Forslund was nearly perfect on the day, his first-ever collegiate round.
Fellow freshman Vitek Novak also had a strong day one in Dallas, and sits in a tie for 14th place at one-under. Novak birdied three times Sunday, on the first, third and 16th holes, respectively. A pair of back-to-back bogeys to open his day prevented an even stronger showing, but Novak was extremely consistent, posting 13 pars.
Junior Jordan Sanders and senior Andrew Hudson shot one-overs, and are each tied in 33rd. Hudson is competing this week as an individual.
Florida leads the way heading into the second round at nine-under par. Texas' Scottie Scheffler leads the individual competition, after firing a six-under 65.
The Mean Green will be back in action tomorrow morning for round two with a tee time set for 8:20 a.m. CT and live results can be seen here.
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1. Florida (-9)
2. Texas (-8)
3. Auburn (-6)
4. USC (-2)
T5. North Texas (-1)
T5. Oregon (-1)
7. Texas Tech (E)
8. Clemson (+1)
9. Ball State (+4)
10. Iowa (+6)
T11. Pepperdine (+8)
T11. Southern Illinois (+8)
12. Kansas State (+12)
T2. Viktor Forslund (-4)
T14. Vitek Novak (-1)
T33. Jordan Sanders (+1)
T33. Andrew Hudson (+1)*
T53. Ian Snyman (+3)
T58. Tobin Niblett (+4)*
T72. Thomas Rosenmueller (+7)
* - competing as an individual