SPRINGFIELD, La. (3/16/04)- Senior Zach Atkinson shot a final round of 71, one under par, to pace the North Texas men's golf team in the final day at the Springfield Plantation Classic. Atkinson's final round of 71 powered North Texas to a final round score of 295 as a team and a seventh place finish. The Mean Green shot a three-round score of 900.
"I was pleased with the way we played today," said North Texas head coach Jim Bob Jackson. "Zach came out and played like he is capable today and made some tough shots. We still have a long way to go and can get a lot better but we got better in every round".
Senior Brad Gibson and junior Jason Lindgren had 12th place finishes with final round scores of 74 and three-round totals of 222. Lindgren's 12th place finish was his best of the season and his first top 15 performance. Atkinson finished two strokes behind with a three round score of 224. Reid McPherson shot final round 76 and Weston Bingham had a final round 77.
North Texas returns to action on April 2-3 at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Tex.