UTA drops its first-ever Sun Belt match, a 3-2 decision to Georgia State the championship semifinals
Mavericks enter match play semifinals as the No. 2 seed, faces Georgia Southern.
UTA in prime position for a top four finish in stroke play, advance to Sun Belt match play.
Mavericks enter tomorrow's second round in second place at Raven Golf Club in Florida
Mavericks feature three seniors in this week's Sun Belt Golf Championships.
UTA sits in 4th place after Day 2 at the Sun Belt Championships. See what Nick Thornton has to say about the team's performance.
A selection of photos from the UTA men's golf team's Sun Belt Conference match play semifinal against Georgia Southern
A selection of photos from the final day of stroke play at the Sun Belt Conference Men's Golf Championships.
A selection of photos from the second day of competition at the annual Sun Belt Championships.
A selection of photos from the first day of competition at the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Men's Golf Championships.
A selection of Sterling Randal photos from the 2017 Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg, Miss.
AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2017-18): In his only season of eligibility at UTA, tied for the team lead with 11 tournament appearances ... finished fourth on the team in scoring average with a 74.16 over 32 total rounds ... posted six rounds of par or better with two in the 60s ... low round as a Maverick was a 68 in the second round of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate ... fired a 69 in the second round of the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. ... one of two UTA golfers to win their individual match at the Sun Belt Conference Match Play Championships in the semifinals against Georgia State ... opened his UTA career with a team-leading tie for fourth place finish at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate at Hattiesburg (Miss.) Country Club ... reported rounds of 72-70-71 for an even par 213 ... finished fifth at the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate ... low 54-hole score was an even par 213 at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
WHILE AT BAYLOR: Participated in 10 events in three seasons at Baylor University ... did not compete as a true freshman in 2013-14 ... graduated in May, 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business administration ... eight-time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll selection ... registered a 73.80 career stroke average ... shot par or better in 10 of his 30 career tournament rounds ... posted a career-best finish of 11th place at the 2015 ASU Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. ... posted a 73.33 scoring average over 12 rounds as a junior in 2016-17 ... career low round was 68, which he shot twice ... finished among the top 25 individuals on three occasions ... claimed medalist honors at the 2015 Texas South Amateur Championship at La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio ... played in the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ... competed in the 2015 Southern Amateur Championship at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Geneva High School in Boerne, Texas ... played for coach Kirk Riggs ... helped team to a pair of state TAPPS 2A titles ... claimed state medalist honors twice ... a 4-time all-state honoree ... also a 3-time all-state selection in basketball and helped lead prep side to state titles as a sophomore and senior ... all-state in track as a junior and all-district in baseball as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... class salutatorian.
PERSONAL: Son of Robert and Joanne Thornton ... grandfather, Johnny Thornton, played golf at Baylor in 1954 and 1955 and won a Southwest Conference championship ... pursuing a graduate degree in public administration at UTA.
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