Atkinson Leads Mean Green To 2nd Place At Rice

HOUSTON (2/11/03) -- The North Texas men's golf team finished in second place Tuesday after the final round at the Rice Intercollegiate Invitational at Blackhorse Country Club. The Mean Green shot a three-round total of 883 to finish 18 shots behind tournament champion Northwestern.

Individually North Texas had two top ten finishes and three golfers finish in the top 20. The Mean Green posted the best round of the day at 293 to finish in second place in the 13-team field.

Zack Atkinson lead the way with a final round 74 to finish with a 219, good for seventh place overall. Thomas Kulcak also placed in the top 10 as he fired a 77 in the final round and ended with a 221 for the tournament which tied him for 10th place. Freddy Espericueta came on strong in the final round with a 72 to end in 15th place with a 224. Brad Gibson had the best round of the final day in the tournament with a two under par 70.

The Mean Green are back in action on February 24-25 at the UTSA Intercollegiate Classic at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.

Rice Intercollegiate -- Final Results
BlackHorse North Golf Club
Par: 72
Yardage: 7075

School Scores
1. Northwestern       291-280-294 -- 865 +1
2. North Texas         294-296-293 -- 883 +19
3. Missouri              297-287-310 -- 894 +30
4. Coastal Carolina  304-294-299 -- 897 +33
5. San Diego           311-292-295 -- 898 +34
6. Kansas State       308-297-299 -- 904 +40
   Mississippi St.      300-300-304 -- 904 +40
8. Texas-Arlington   297-298-310 -- 905 +41
9. Virginia               314-297-297 -- 908 +44
10. Rice University   297-296-316 -- 909 +45
11. UT-San Antonio 312-305-302 -- 919 +55
12. UL Lafayette      309-304-308 -- 921 +57
13. Tennessee        313-309-308 -- 930 +66

North Texas (294-296-293 -- 883)
T7. Zach Atkinson     72-73-74 -- 219
T10. Thomas Kulcak  72-72-77 --  221
T15.  Freddy Espericueta  78-74-72 -- 224
T39.  Brad Besler         72-77-80 -- 229
DQ.  Brad Gibson          DQ-79-70


 

 

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