Men's Golf

North Texas Struggles On Opening Day In Loaded Field

March 18, 2018

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - Just days after winning its first tournament since 2015, the UNT men's golf team opened up play in a loaded field at The John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club.

The Mean Green got off to a rough start before closing their 36-hole day with a strong finishing nine holes to better their first-round total by five strokes.

UNT shot a first-round total of 298 and followed it with a second-round 293 with 18 holes still remaining on Monday. North Texas is sitting at 15-over par, in 11th place out of 15 teams heading into Monday's final round. The field features six teams ranked in the Top 50.

All five UNT golfers shot under par over the final nine holes, led by freshman Viktor Forslund's 3-under on the back-nine of Round 2, which left head coach Brad Stracke confident heading into Monday.

"We came back nicely our last nine today," Stracke said. "We have a lot of momentum going into the final round."

Forslund shot a team-best even-par in the second of two rounds on the day and is tied going into the final round with teammates Jordan Sanders and Thomas Rosenmueller at 6-over par. Vitek Novak sits at 5-over par going into the final round, while junior Ian Snyman leads UNT's representation with a 3-over par score heading into the final round. Snyman is in a tie for 37th place on the individual leaderboard.

Live scoring for The Hayt can be found here.

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Team Leaderboard

1. No. 24 North Carolina (-7)

2. Jacksonville (-5)

3. Liberty (-4)

T4. No. 7 Auburn (+1)

T4. UCF (+1)

T6. No. 25 North Florida (+2)

T6. Washington (+2)

8. No. 49 Tennessee (+7)

9. No. 43 Purdue (+10)

10. No. 39 Louisville (+11)

11. North Texas (+15)

12. West Virginia (+18)

13. Lipscomb (+20)

14. Furman (+22)

15. Coastal Carolina (+24)

Player Leaderboard

T37. Ian Snyman (+3)

T49. Vitek Novak (+5)

T52. Jordan Sanders (+6)

T52. Viktor Forslund (+6)

T52. Thomas Rosenmueller (+6)

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