Atkinson Closes Out With 69 at Baylor Invitational

WACO (9/30/03) -- Senior Zach Atkinson bounced back with a three-under par 69 in Tuesday's final round of the 2003 Baylor Invitational to finish in the top 15 and lead North Texas to a 12th place finish in the team standings.

Atkinson finished the two-day tournament at the par 72 Bear Ridge Golf Club with rounds of 73-76-69 for a 218 total. He ended in a four-way tie for 14th place individually.

North Texas slipped one place in the team standings after the third round, landing in 12th place with rounds of 295-300-298 -- 893.  Louisiana State captured the team championship with scores of 282-292-294 -- 868.

Lamar's Chris Stroud easily took the individual title with three sub-par rounds of 65-68-69 -- 202, eight strokes in front of runner-up Andrew Dresser of Texas Tech.

2003 Baylor Invitational (final scores)
North Texas scores

T14. Zach Atkinson: 73-76-69 -- 218
T33. Reid McPherson: 71-77-75 -- 223
T52. Jason Lindgen: 77-75-76 -- 228
T55. Brad Gibson: 74-73-82 -- 229
T67. Thomas Kulcak: 78-76-78 -- 232



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