Mean Green Golf Tees Off 2016-17 Season At Wolf Run Saturday
North Texas Looks To Start The New Year Off On The Right Foot In Zionsville, Indiana
ZIONSVILLE, Indiana - The North Texas men's golf program gets the 2016 fall season underway on Saturday among a loaded field at the Wolf Run Invitational, hosted by Indiana University at Wolf Run Golf Club. The Mean Green look to build off of a very successful 2015-16 season that saw the program earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Regional.
The five-man lineup comprised of sophomore Thomas Rosenmueller, senior Andrew Hudson, sophomore Ian Snyman, junior Ross Martens and senior Cory Churchman will play 36 holes on Saturday and conclude the event on Sunday by playing 18 more. North Texas will face off against Indiana, Purdue, Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, the University of Central Florida, Toledo, IUPUI, Miami (Ohio), Akron, Ball State and Northern Illinois. The five Mean Green golfers are slated to tee off on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. CT and fans can follow all of the action with live results here, courtesy of Golfstat.com.
"I'm excited to start this season at a very difficult golf course," head coach Brad Stracke said from Zionsville on Friday. "I'm looking forward to a great season with my guys."
The North Texas men's golf team finished third at the Conference USA championship before falling in the semifinals of match play to eventual champion LA Tech. The Mean Green were announced as an at-large team in the Tucson Regional.
It marked the fifth NCAA Regional appearance under head coach Brad Stracke and the 35th all-time in the history of the program. The Mean Green were ranked No. 62 in the nation according to Golfstat.com rankings and were able to receive one of 41 at-large bids.
Fourteen teams, including nine in the top-50, competed for the right to advance to the NCAA Championship. North Texas finished the three-day NCAA regional in 10th place as Stanford, Oregon, UAB, California, and Wake Forest advanced to the NCAA finals.
It was an exciting offseason for the Mean Green program, as it saw former student-athletes succeed all over the world. Rodolfo Cazaubon represented his native Mexico in the Olympics in Rio in early August, finishing in a tie for 30th place at the first Olympic golf event since 1904. Additionally, Sebastian Munoz earned his PGA Tour card at the conclusion of August after an incredible Web.com Tour season, and Carlos Ortiz competed on the PGA Tour.
Follow along with Mean Green Men's Golf on social media throughout the year. Get program updates on Twitter @MeanGreenGolf, or look for updates and photos on Facebook at Facebook.com/MeanGreenGolf. Fans can also go toMeanGreenSports.com for the latest news and notes on the men's golf program.