NICEVILLE, Fla. (Bluewater Bay Resort) Despite completing the first day of action at the Sun Belt Conference Golf Championships in fifth place, the North Texas men’s golf team will enter the second round just six strokes out of first place after posting a first-round score of 301.
Three North Texas golfers finished the tournament’s first round among the top 20 individual leaders. Zach Atkinson is currently tied for sixth place and shot a team-best 73 on day one of the three-day event. Also among the top 20 leaders is Freddy Espericueta
, tied for 15th place with a 75, and Brad Besler, tied for 20th place with a 76.
New Mexico State leads the 10-team field with a score of 295, while Denver is in second with a 296 and South Alabama rounds out the top three leaders with a 298.
NORTH TEXAS SCORES AND RESULTS THROUGH ONE ROUND (two rounds remaining)
Place, Name (Round 1 Score)
5, North Texas (301)
T6, Zach Atkinson (73)
T15, Freddy Espericueta (75)
T20, Brad Besler (76)
T27, Thomas Kulcak (77)
T34, Michael Pruitt (79)