CHOUDRANT, LA (10/19/04) - Led by Reid McPherson, the North Texas Men's Golf Team bounced back from a disappointing opening day to post the team's lowest round in over a month in the final round of the Squire Creek Intercollegiate.
The Mean Green jumped from 13th place into ninth after McPherson posted a two under par 70 in the final round. The team's score of 289 is it's lowest since the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic on Sept. 13.
The Mean Green was able to move up the leader board despite the absence of freshman Andreas Kali, who was forced to withdraw due to food poisoning after posting scores of 73 and 82 in the opening day.
"We had a great day on the course. Everyone played really well," said head coach Jim Bob Jackson. "When you only have four golfers playing you have to make every score count, and they did today."
McPherson's rally shot him into a tie for 18th place after opening round scores of 80 and 74.
Jason Lindgren also improved on his opening day, scoring a one over par 73. Lindgren ended in a tie for 38th place after shooting a 79 and 76 in his first two rounds.
Freshman Raul Lemus also shot a 73 in the tournament's final round, and finished the tournament in a tie for 72nd place. Lemus had opening rounds of 85 and 80.
The Mean Green will return to action in the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, California on November 4.