Sanders Paces Mean Green On Day Two In Dallas

Sept. 25, 2017

DALLAS - Junior Jordan Sanders paced the Mean Green on day two of the Trinity Forest Invitational at the par-71 Trinity Forest Golf Club Monday after firing a two-under 69. Sanders is one-under for the tournament and is in a tie for 11th place, while the team had another strong day. North Texas surged from fifth to third place, at four-under. 

"I am very happy for my guys," head coach Brad Stracke said. "They had the low team score today in a strong field. Jordan [Sanders], Thomas [Rosenmueller] and Ian [Snyman] played some exceptional golf. I felt like Trinity Forest played a few shots more difficult than yesterday. We are looking forward to playing the final round tomorrow."

Sanders birdied four times Monday, on three, seven, 11 and 15, and parred all but one other hole. His two-under 69 is a collegiate best for the Cedar Hill native.

A pair of seniors, Snyman and Rosenmueller each had better performances than they did on Sunday. Snyman is in a tie for 26th after his one-under 70 pulled him back to two-over, birdieing three times (on six, 10 and 11) and eagling seven. Rosenmueller had an uncharacteristically tough day Sunday, but bounced back with a two-under 69, matching Sanders' performance. Rosenmueller also eagled Monday, on 11, and birdied on four other occasions. A pair of bogeys and a double on 13 kept him from rising even more than the 20 spots he did on Monday.

Fellow senior Andrew Hudson had another good day, and he is tied with his teammate, Snyman for 26th at two-over. He fired a one-over 72 Monday, birdieing twice, on eight and 11.

Auburn and Florida share the lead heading into the final round at eight-under par. USC's Justin Suh and Auburn's Brandon Mancheno are tied for the lead in the individual competition, as both sit at -6. 

The Mean Green will be back in action tomorrow morning for the third and final round with a tee time set for 9:20 a.m. CT and live results can be seen here.

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Team Leaderboard
T1. Auburn (-8)
T1. Florida (-8)
3. North Texas (-4)
4. USC (-2)
5. Oregon (-1)
T6. Texas (E)
T6. Texas Tech (E)

8. Clemson (+7)
9. Iowa (+8)
10. SMU (+10)
11. Ball State (+13)
12. Kansas State (+18)
13. Pepperdine (+21)

Player Leaderboard
T11. Jordan Sanders (-1)
T22. Viktor Forslund (+1)

T22. Vitek Novak (+1)
T26. Ian Snyman (+2)
T26. Andrew Hudson (+2)*
T52. Thomas Rosenmueller (+5)
77. Tobin Niblett (+17)*

* - competing as an individual 



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