DENTON (9/11/05) - Each new year brings a new level of excitement for the North Texas athletic department, and for the Mean Green golf team that is no different. The 2005-06 season will begin on Monday, Sept. 12 as North Texas will host the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic at Lantana Country Club.
““We have a great field for the second straight year and we are very excited the caliber of competition that we have at this tournament,” said North Texas head coach Jim Bob Jackson. “ It’s exciting for us as a team because we know that we are going to be competing against a strong field and I’m looking forward to seeing how we will do”.
North Texas returns six letterman from last year’s team led by sophomore Anthony Broussard and senior Jason Lindgren. Broussard led the team in stroke average last season and won the Rice Intercollegiate his freshman year.
Lindgren provided North Texas with a steady force of experience last season and will be relied upon against this season. Senior Andreas Kali had two top 15 finishes last season and had the second best stroke average on the team.
Sophomore Raul Lemus returns after a successful freshman year that was capped off by qualifying for the U.S. Amateur. Brian Hatter and Austin Welch both had playing experience last season and will look to improve on their games this season
Three freshman and one junior college transfer will be added to the squad this season. KT Livingston, Wayne Bailey, and redshirt freshman Harris Graham will all compete to time this season. Transfer Ben Smock arrives from Odessa College and will also provide the Mean Green with depth and experience.
The 2005 Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic features a deep field of 14 teams as the University of Houston returns as the defending champion from last season.
2005 Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic
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