Mean Green Golf Shatters Tourney Record, Munoz Sets Tourney Record
NT Shoots 17-under Par, Holds Four Shot Lead At Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
RUSTON, La. – It was a record-breaking performance for the North Texas men’s golf team as they surged past the field to take the lead at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate after two rounds of play. Powered by a tournament record round of 9-under par 63 by Juan Munoz, the Mean Green shot a tournament record 17-under par, 271 to take a four stroke lead into the final round.
The 9-under par score by Munoz is a career-best round and the lowest round by a Mean Green golfer since Carlos Ortiz in 2009. The 271 is the lowest score by the Mean Green team in over a decade.
Munoz has a one-stroke lead heading into the final round. He was flawless in his round with nine birdies, nine pars and no bogeys in the second round of play.
Sophomore Alejandro Villasana is 5-under par after two rounds and is alone in fourth place. He shot an opening round of 2-under and 3-under in the second round, including an eagle 3 his 17th hole of play.
Cory Churchman is tied for 11th place at even par. He rebounded from an opening round of 75 to shoot a 3-under par 69.
Freshman Michael Cotton, playing in his first event of the season, bounced back from a 77 to post a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round. Cotton is tied for 25th place.
Jason Roets is tied for 41st place at 8-over par after two rounds. Freshman Matthew Cowgill, playing as an individual, shot back-to-back rounds of 78 and is tied for 53rd place after two rounds.
North Texas has a four-shot lead over Stephen F. Austin heading into the final round as the Mean Green is going after its first win of the season.
The final round is tomorrow and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.