HOUSTON, Texas (2/23/09) - If the Mean Green plays like this in every tournament, North Texas is going to return to the top of the golfing world sooner rather than later. Sparked by Nathan Sheen the Mean Green is alone in fifth place after the first day of the All-American Classic.
Playing in its first tournament under head coach Brad Stracke, the Mean Green opened the day with a first-round of 296, the third best of the round and closed with a second round of 298. The Mean Green is in a pack of teams chasing the tournament leader Middle Tennessee heading into the final round.
“The first round went pretty well today and Nathan really pulled us along but everyone really hung in there and we can improve for the final round,” said Stracke “We are looking forward to the final round and will be prepared to come out and play well”.
Sheen carded an opening round of 1-under par 71 and a two-round score of 145 to sit in a tie for fifth place. Clarke Kincaid and Michel Lee posted two rounds scores of 149 and are tied for 19th place after day one. Dustin Thompson was two shots behind with a 151 while Harris Graham shot a 36-hole score of 154.
The final round of the All-American begins tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.