Mean Green Finish Tied For Sixth At Trinity Forest

Sept. 26, 2017

DALLAS - Junior Jordan Sanders led the Mean Green from the Trinity Forest Invitational at the par-71 Trinity Forest Golf Club Tuesday. Sanders finished even-par for the tournament and tied for 17th place, his first career top-20 finish, while the team concluded action in a tie for sixth, at one-under. 

"The guys fought hard this week and came up a little short in an elite field," head coach Brad Stracke said. "I was happy with our play and this team knows they can compete with the best. We are looking forward to playing at LSU in a few weeks."

Sanders finished two-over for the round and birdied four times for the second straight day on Tuesday, on 11, and then back-to-back-to-back on 14-16. He parred 10 holes and were it not for his double bogey on 18, could have climbed into the top 12. The Cedar Hill native had a strong showing to lead the Mean Green.

Freshman Vitek Novak had the best round of the day for the Mean Green and finished tied for 20th after firing an even-par 71 Tuesday. Like Sanders, Novak birdied on four occasions, on three, seven, 11 and 16. His otherwise consistent round saw him par 10 holes.

Seniors Ian Snyman (tied for 29th) and Thomas Rosenmueller (tied for 46th) also had strong days for North Texas, each shooting one-over 72's. Fellow senior Andrew Hudson, who was playing as an individual, shot a two-over 73 to finish at four-over for the tournament in a tie for 36th.

Freshman Viktor Forslund in a tie for 29th as well, after shooting a two-over 73 to finish at three-over for the tournament.

"Maridoe had a tremendous impact on how we played this week," Stracke said. "I feel like we are improving each time we play and practice at Maridoe."

Florida won the team title at 17-under par. USC's Justin Suh won the individual competition, as both sit at -10.

The Mean Green will be back in action from the David Toms Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge on Oct. 6-7.

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Team Leaderboard
1. Florida (-17)
T2. Auburn (-7)
T2. Texas Tech (-7)
4. Texas (-5)
5. USC (-3)
T6. North Texas (-1)
T6. Clemson (-1)

8. Oregon (+8)
9. Iowa (+11)
10. Kansas State (+15)
11. Pepperdine (+16)
12. SMU (+22)
13. Ball State (+24)

Player Leaderboard
T17. Jordan Sanders (E)
T20. Vitek Novak (+1)
T29. Ian Snyman (+3)
T22. Viktor Forslund (+3)

T36. Andrew Hudson (+4)*
T46. Thomas Rosenmueller (+6)
T73. Tobin Niblett (+17)*

* - competing as an individual  



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