UNT Riding Momentum Of Win To The Hayt
Mean Green Looking To Make Noise In Loaded Field
Sawgrass Country Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
The North Texas men’s golf team looks to continue its hot play, as of late, after winning the Spring Break Challenge at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas last week - the Mean Green's first tournament win since 2015. Next up is The Hayt, a 54-hole tournament played over two days on Sunday and Monday. The tournament, which is hosted by North Florida, will be played at the Sawgrass Country Club.
THE EVENT: The Sawgrass Country Club is a 6,966-yard, par 72 course. The two-day tournament begins Sunday, when golfers will play 36 holes, and concludes Monday with an 18-hole final round.
THE FIELD: There are 15 teams participating in the tournament: No. 25 North Florida, No. 7 Auburn, UCF, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Jacksonville, Liberty, Lipscomb, No. 39 Louisville, No. 24 North Carolina, North Texas, No. 43 Purdue, No. 49 Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia. The Mean Green are ranked No. 55 in the latest GolfStat poll.
REPRESENTING UNT: Competing for the Mean Green will be No. 60 Ian Snyman, Thomas Rosenmueller, Jordan Sanders, Viktor Forslund and Vitek Novak.
RESULTS: Live results will be posted on GolfStat.com. Full recaps from each day of competition will be posted on MeanGreenSports.com at the end of each round.
LAST TIME OUT: North Texas went toe-to-toe with conference foe Rice and won the Spring Break Challenge in Irving, while Ian Snyman and Thomas Rosenmueller both scored top-5 finishes individually.
STRACKE SAYS: "The Hayt is a fun tournament to play," UNT head coach Brad Stracke said. "You have to think your way around Sawgrass Country Club, and that has treated us well over the years."
UP NEXT: North Texas will take a bit of a break before returning to action on April 7-8 in College Station, as they play in the Aggie Invite - the Mean Green's final tuneup for the Conference USA tournament (April 22-25).
HOME SWEET MARIDOE: North Texas has enjoyed its first year in its new home – the Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton. The course opened to members in July and gives the Mean Green a state-of-the-art home course with world-class facilities, including a fully-dedicated practice facility, complete with a two-ended driving range to account for many varying wind conditions, a sprawling three-acre short game retreat and indoor facilities with state-of-the-art hitting bays that provide tools the program has not yet had at its disposal.