NT Crushes The Field To Win The Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
Munoz Has Record Breaking Tournament As He Wins The Medalist Honors
RUSTON, La. - The North Texas men's golf team crushed the field at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate to notch their first victory of the season in record-setting fashion. Senior Juan Munoz had the tournament of a lifetime as he claimed the tournament title with the lowest recorded score in North Texas history in the last 50 years.
Munoz shot a 13-under par, 203, and finished tied for the individual medalist honor with Victor Lange of Louisiana Tech. Munoz defeated Lange in a playoff to win the outright crown.
North Texas as a team shot a score of 24-under par for the tournament, which is the lowest three-round score since 1998 for any Mean Green team. North Texas won by 13 strokes.
Munoz led a pack of four North Texas golfers to finish in the top-15 of the tournament. He shot a final round of 3-under par 69. It is the first individual title for Munoz as he compiled 20 birdies in his three rounds of play.
Alejandro Villasana shot a 4-under par score 68 in the final round and combined into a tie for third place, the best finish of his career. He posted a three-round score of 9-under par, a career-low.
Sophomore Cory Churchman also had a 4-under par 68 and finished tied for sixth place at 4-under for the tournament.
Freshman Michael Cotton was 1-under on the day in the third-round and finished tied for 14th place in his first tournament of the season.
Playing as an individual, Matthew Cowgill shot a 6-over par 78 and finished tied for 52nd place.
It is the sixth straight season that North Texas has captured at least one team championship under head coach Brad Stracke.
This was the final fall tournament for North Texas as the Mean Green return to the links on Feb. 9-10 to begin the spring season.