Atkinson Even Par Heading Into The Final Round

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(3/24/03) -- Junior Zach Atkinson fired a two-round score of even par 144 to sit in eight place after the first day of play of the Chenal Trojan Cup golf tournament at Chenal Country Club. Atkinson opened up with a first round score of two-under par 70 and followed that up with a two-over par 74 in the second round. Atkinson is seven shots behind the leaders heading into the final round of play.

Brad Besler had a very competitive first day of play as he fired a first round 74 and finished with a second round 75 to give him a total of five-over par 149 after two rounds of play. Freddy Espericueta and Brad Gibson both shot two round totals of 151 and they are tied at seven over par heading into the final round.

As a team the Mean Green are in seventh place out of 18 teams competing in the tournament. North Texas has a two round score of 591. UALR leads the overall tournament with a score of 575 after two rounds.

North Texas Scores

Zach Atkinson           70-74-144
Brad Besler               74-75-149
Freddy Espericueta    73-78-151
Brad Gibson              79-72-151
Thomas Kulcak          84-74-158



North Texas Mean Green