Men’s golf finishes fourth place thanks to strong final round

Men’s golf finishes fourth place thanks to strong final round

February 26
21:33 2018

Men’s golf traveled to Tucson, Arizona to participate in the NIT hosted at the Omni Tucson Nationals par-72 Catalina course.  After being tied for fifth on Sunday, the Mean Green displayed a strong final round to finish in fourth place by Monday evening.

The team shot 28-under par and managed to shoot 16-under par in round three alone. It was the second best round three score of any team in the field. The only team to score higher was tournament champion University of Nevada at Las Vegas, which shot an 18-under par 270.

Junior Ian Snyman, who was named Conference USA golfer of the week last week, continued his strong performance with 16 birdies and 2 bogeys. Snyman birdied in his final hole to finish the event 14-under par and tied for second place.

The South African native credits many aspects when it comes to staying consistent.

“Just good core strategy and making smart decisions, hitting the fairway and just trying make this game as simple as possible,” Snyman said. “Obviously the short game and everything was solid the past two weeks so that always helps.”

Freshman Vicktor Forslund, despite having an underwhelming round two with double bogeys,  had a big final round for the Mean Green by shooting five-under par to finish the tournament at four-under and help the team move up to a fourth place finish.

Men’s golf head coach Brad Stracke believes it was one of the best final round performances he’s ever seen.

“It’s one of the best finishes we’ve had at the University of North Texas,” Stracke said. “I’m excited about this finish and what’s in store for our next tournament.”

Next Up: The team will travel to Irving, Texas Mar. 12 to compete in the Bob Sutton Invitational.

Featured image: North Texas junior golfer Ian Snyman hits the ball in the Trinity Forest Invitational on Sept. 26. Sara Carpenter

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