Akers Adds Patricia Sinolungan To Program
Sinolungan Joins A Steadily Improving Mean Green Program Next Fall
DENTON – North Texas women’s golf signed one member for its signing class for next fall, Patricia Sinolungan, head coach Michael Akers announced Wednesday. Sinolungan joins the Mean Green after a very successful youth career in Indonesia.
“We are thrilled to announce the signing of Patricia Sinolungan to our program,” Akers said. “She brings a wealth of international playing experience to our team. She can break par and her goal is to play professional golf. She is also a very solid student, and her high school transcripts show almost entirely A's and B's.”
Sinolungan had a very strong 2017 season, posting a scoring average of 73.825 over the course of 40 rounds and 13 tournaments. She placed third at the Indonesia National Amateur Championship and fourth at the Ciputra World Junior Championship. Her lowest score on the season during competition was 67, and was under 70 on three occasions.
“I cast a very wide net with this recruiting class,” Akers added. “In the end we signed exactly the player we wanted. Patricia passes all of the requirements we are looking for to take our program to a nationally competitive level. She was very impressed with the quality of UNT and looks forward to practicing at our world class facility, the Maridoe Golf Club.”
Sinolungan joins a team that just concluded its 2017 fall campaign, and over the first 18 months of the Akers era in Denton, the team has seen marked improvement, jumping 100 spots in the national rankings and lowering their tournament score by an average of 51 shots per tournament.
North Texas gets underway with its spring season on Feb. 26 at the The Dickson in The Woodlands, Texas.
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