Rubio Crushes The Field To Win The Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
Sophomore Turns In Best Score Since 1998 For NT Golfer
Oct. 22, 2013
RUSTON, La. – Sophomore Gonzalo Rubio turned in a dominating performance to capture the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate. Rubio led wire-to-wire and ran away from the field to win for the first time in his career with a score of 8-under par 208. The performance by Rubio was the best by a North Texas golfer in a par-72 tournament since 1998.
Rubio’s winning score of 8-under par 208 was the lowest by a Mean Green golfer since Les Phillips and Michael Pruitt shot a 207 at the Pacific Invite in 1998. He shot a final round of even-par 72 and captured the title by two strokes. Rubio is the first sophomore to capture a medalist honor since Carlos Ortiz in 2011.
North Texas as a team shot a 6-over par 294 to finish in sixth place. Southern Miss won the team championship.
Juan Munoz notched his second top-20 finish of the fall season with a score of 5-over par 221 to finish tied for 19th place. Cory Churchman shot a 1-under par score of 71 in the third round to finish in 37th place.
Nick Rodriguez and Julien Marot both finished tied for 38th place with scores of 228. This is the final tournament of the fall season for the Mean Green. They open the spring season on February 10-11 at the Oak Hills Invitational.