Munoz Set To Compete In U.S. Open
Former Mean Green Great Playing In Second Career Major
SOUTHAMPTON, New York - Former North Texas standout Sebastian Munoz will take the course at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club with the PGA Tour's greats on Thursday after qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship by winning a sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this month.
Munoz, who graduated in 2015 from UNT, is currently on the Web.com Tour, where he is eighth on the money list and has four top-10 finishes this year.
It will be Munoz's first U.S. Open, but the former Conference USA champion made his major debut last year when he played in the British Open.
Munoz, a native of Colombia, has the first tee time on Thursday, as he'll begin play at 5:45 a.m. CT on the 10th hole. He'll be paired with Scott Stallings and Matthew Southgate for the first two rounds of the tournament as he'll be looking to make the cut for the first time in his major-championship career.
"The U.S. Open is another stepping stone for Sebastian," UNT coach Brad Stracke said. "I'm looking forward to watching him play and compete against the best. He has accomplished so many things at a young age. He will represent the Mean Green well with his huge smile and class."
Munoz is the sixth former Mean Green golfer to play in a major championship, joining Carlos Ortiz (2016 U.S. Open), Anthony Broussard (2014 U.S. Open), Cole Howard (2012 U.S. Open), Joel Edwards (two U.S. Opens and three PGA Championships) and Don January, who played in 10 majors in his career.
Fans can watch Munoz online, as well as on FS1 beginning at 8:30 a.m.