SPRING, Tex. (2/26/07) In a hotly contested first day the North Texas men’s golf team sits within striking distance with a two-round score of 595 at the All-American Golf Classic from the Cypresswood Golf Club.
North Texas is 11 shots off the lead after an opening round of 299 and a second round score of 296 to post a first day total of 595. Kansas is out in front with a two-round score of 584 while North Texas is alone in ninth place in the field of 11 teams.
The Mean Green is in front of Colorado and Wyoming, but in a pack of eight teams that includes Houston, Iowa State, Southeastern Louisiana, and Middle Tennessee. Only nine shots separate the second place team from the Mean Green.
“We got to make some more shots tomorrow and stay after it because we’ve got a chance to move up with some many teams just one or two shots in front of us,” said North Texas head coach Jim Bob Jackson.
Austin Welch fired a 1-under par 71 in the second round and is tied for 12th place with a two-round score of 3-over par 147.
Cole Howard opened his day with a 1-under par 71 but fell off with a second round of 77. He is just one shot behind Welch with a two-round score of 148.
Harris Graham follows closely behind with a 75 and a 74 on the first day to put up a score of 149 for the day.
Freshman Dustin Thompson rebounded from a difficult opening round of 78 to post a score of 2-over par 74. Anthony Broussard struggled on the day with a two-round score of 156.
The final round of the All-American begins tomorrow with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.