ORLANDO, Fla. (4/17/07) He’s known as a fiery player, and today Anthony Broussard was scorching. Broussard posted a 3-under par 69 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the second day of the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Golf Championship. His round was tied for the lowest of the afternoon at Disney’s Magnolia Course.
The race for the championship tightened up significantly as the Mean Green is in a group of five teams that are separated by only nine shots. North Texas shot a second round of 294 and sits eight shots behind the clubhouse leader New Orleans heading into the final round.
The Privateers are 582 through two rounds while Louisiana-Lafayette moved into second place on the day with a 587. Middle Tennessee is one back at 588, then North Texas at 590, followed closely by Denver at 591.
“We could have played a little bit better today and we let our emotions get to us a little bit, but Anthony really came through for us,” said Mean Green head coach Jim Bob Jackson. “We are in a position to win, but we are going to have to play well in the final round to make up that ground”.
Broussard’s charge started on the back nine as he birdied 12, 13, 14, and 16 to play the back nine at 3-under par. He is tied for 12th place heading into the final round. Freshman Dustin Thompson continued to shine as he posted a 1-over par 73 and is 1-over par for the tournament with a 145.
Thompson is tied for fifth place and only two shots off the lead. Austin Welch and Cole Howard struggled a bit with second rounds of 76 as they both have scores of 151; tied for 21st. Harris Graham had the toughest round of the day with an 80 and has a two-round score of 154.
North Texas begins its quest for a 27th conference championship in school history at 7:30 a.m. in the third and final round.