VIDEO: NT Ready For NCAA Regionals And A Run At The Finals
Mean Green Begin Play At New Haven Regional As The No. 11 Seed
DENTON -- North Texas men's golf coach Brad Stracke has done just about everything in his seven seasons. He's led the Mean Green to the NCAA Tournament four times, won three conference titles and been the Coach of the Year twice.
This week he aims to add the final feather to his cap and take his team to the NCAA Finals. The C-USA champs tee it up Thursday morning at the NCAA Regional Tournament in hopes of making it to the NCAA Finals for the first time in the modern era.
The Mean Green tees off at 8:15 central time. North Texas enters the New Haven Regional as the No. 11 seed after winning its first Conference USA title and third in the last four seasons. It is the fourth regional appearance for NT in the last five seasons who has been unable to advance past the regional round in the previous appearnces.
This marks the 34th NCAA appearance in school history for NT. The field consists of 14 teams and five individuals. No. 5 Vanderbilt is the top seed, followed by No. 7 LSU, No. 16 South Florida, No. 20 Oklahoma State and No. 29 Arkansas.
The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals. The North Texas lineup will consists of C-USA individual champion Juan Munoz, all-freshman pick Michael Cotton, an all-tournament team player in Cory Churchman, Jason Roets and Alejandro Villasana. Only Roets has played in the NCAA regional before.
The Course at Yale will play short at a par-70 and at 6,803 yards. Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.