North Texas Opens Up Play At The SBC Golf Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (4/18/05) Freshman Anthony Broussard shot an opening round of 1-over par 73 and junior Andra Lancaster had a hole-in-one as the North Texas golf teams opened up play at the 2005 Sun Belt Conference Golf Championship from the PGA Village.


Broussard is tied for 11th place after the first round of play while North Texas as a team shot a 307 and sits in 10th place.


“I thought that we could have played a lot better,” said North Texas head coach Jim Bob Jackson. “We had our chances to make some shots but we just were not able to get them to fall. We need to play a lot better in the second round if we are going to have a chance”.


North Texas, playing without senior Reid McPherson who was forced to withdraw due to illness, sits 18 shots behind the first round leader Louisiana-Lafayette. In a very tightly contested first round, the Mean Green find themselves only 13 shots behind third place Middle Tennessee.


Individually for North Texas junior Andreas Kali shot a 5-over par 77 and is tied for 32nd place. Junior Jason Lindgren fired a 78 and is tied for 36th place, while freshman Raul Lemus shot a 7-over par 79 and is tied for 38th.


On the women’s side Lancaster had the shot of the day on the 16th hole as she aced the 160 yard par-3. She finished tied for 15th place with an opening round of 79. Junior Jaclyn Golden is tied with Lancaster in 15th place after she fired a first round of 79 as well.

”Andra’s shot was just fantastic. It was also a big shot for us because we needed some momentum to keep us close to the leaders,” said North Texas coach Cindi Padgett. “We have a lot of work to do but the good thing is that the teams are still bunched pretty tight”.

As a team, North Texas is tied for seventh place after an opening round score of 320. Denver is the clubhouse leader at 309, but eight schools are separated by just 11 shots from the top of the leaderboard.


Freshman Lauren Cheves and Paige Padgett both shot first round scores of 81 and sit in 28th place after the first day. Halli Richards is tied for 41st place after struggling in her opening round with an 85.


The second round of play continues tomorrow at 8 a.m. with the men playing on the North Course, while the women will tee off on the Dye Course.  




North Texas Mean Green