Mean Green Finishes Fifth At SBC Championships

NICEVILLE, Fla. (Bluewater Bay Resort) (4/24/02) The North Texas men’s golf team shot a final-round 301 at the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Wednesday, giving the Mean Green a total score of 900 (301-298-301) and a fifth place finish.

North Texas entered the final round tied for third place and trailing champion South Alabama by nine strokes, but dropped two places in the final standings after equaling its first-round score on the final 18 holes.

South Alabama claimed its eighth Sun Belt Conference title with a total score of 885, while New Mexico State finished second with an 891 and Denver took third with an 892.  NMSU’s John Babich won individual honors with a combined 213 for the three-round tourney.

Brad Besler was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference team after tying for fourth place and shooting a 219 (76-70-73) to lead the Mean Green.  Zach Atkinson and Freddy Espericueta also finished among the top 25 individual leaders.  Atkinson shot a combined 223 (73-73-77) to finish tied for 13th place and Espericueta claimed a tie for 23rd place with a 229 (75-80-74).

Place, Name (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3Total)

5, North Texas (301-298-301900)
T4, Brad Besler (76-70-73219)
T13, Zach Atkinson (73-73-77223)
T23, Freddy Espericueta (75-80-74229)
T28, Michael Pruitt (79-75-77231)
T39, Thomas Kulcak (77-80-77234) 




North Texas Mean Green