NT Shares Opening-Day Lead At ASU Indian Classic

JONESBORO, Ark. (4/14/03) -- The North Texas men's golf team battled a fierce wind at the first day of the Arkansas State Indian Classic but didn't let that stop them from sitting tied for the lead at Ridge Country Club.

The Mean Green are tied with Arkansas-Little Rock after both teams posted a two-round score of 575, one-under par in a field that features 19 teams.

Senior Freddy Espericueta paced North Texas as he blistered the course for two consecutive rounds of 70. He sits tied for third place at four-under par heading into the last day. Zack Atkinson also had a great two rounds as he sits at two-under par and tied for sixth place with a score of 142.

Thomas Kulcak turned in a second round 71, one-under par to sit at four over after the first two rounds.

The final day of competition wraps up tomorrow with a shotgun start from Ridge Country Club.

North Texas scores
T3. Freddy Espericueta: 70-70 -- 140
T6. Zach Atkinson: 70-72 -- 142
T22. Thomas Kulcak: 75-71 -- 146
T26. Brad Besler: 71-76 -- 147
T78. Brad Gibson: 76-82 -- 158

Other North Texas scores
T78. Jason Lindgren: 79-79 -- 158



North Texas Mean Green