Rosenmueller Wins Title, NT Sweeps In Florida, Wins Team Title
Freshman Wins While The Mean Green Top Michigan State To Win
VERO BEACH, Fla. - North Texas golfer Thomas Rosenmueller made a splash on Monday with a freshman record 63, and on Tuesday he closed the deal by winning the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational.
The freshman finished with a final round of 1-under par 71 and won by two shots at 12-under par 204. It's the lowest 54-hole score posted by a North Texas golfer since Neil Collins posted a 203 in 1999.
Rosenmueller's win is the first by a freshman since Anthony Broussard in 2005. On Monday he shot a 63, which is tied for the lowest round in the nation this season.
Rosenmueller fueled the Mean Green in the second round, but it was Michael Cotton and Cory Churchman who provided the final push in the third round as the Mean Green swept the individual and team titles. North Texas finished tied with Michigan State at 16-under par but won the team title by virtue of having the lowest final round score.
The victory for the Mean Green is the ninth under coach Brad Stracke and the sixth straight year NT has won at least one tournament title.
The Mean Green shot a final-round of 6-under par to erase the one shot lead the Spartans had going into the day.
Cotton shot a 4-under par 68 in the final round to climb into the top-20 as he finished tied for 17th place. He was 1-under when he made the turn and opened the back nine with an eagle to start close the back nine out at 3-under par. Cotton finished even-par for the tournament with a 216.
Churchman shot a final round score of 2-under par 70 and finished in a tie for sixth place. It is the fourth top-10 finish of his career. He was 4-under par for the tournament at 212.
The win completes the fall season for the Mean Green as they notched one victory and three top-five finishes.
The spring season for the 2015 defending Conference USA champions begins at the Oak Hills Invitational Feb. 9-10.