Cotton In The Top-20 As NT Opens Season In San Antonio
Mean Green In Eighth Place After First Day
SAN ANTONIO – Freshman Michael Cotton turned in a steady 36 holes of play to lead the North Texas men’s golf team at the opening day of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational. Cotton, playing in only his second tournament, shot a 3-over par 145 and is tied for 19th place after the opening day.
The North Texas men’s golf team, playing in the spring season for the first time, cut eight strokes off its opening round of 298 to shoot a second-round of 290 to inch their way up the leaderboard. The Mean Green is in eighth place after two-rounds, but are only six strokes away from the top-3 after 36 holes.
Cotton had an adventurous day with seven birdies in his two rounds of play. In his first-round Cotton was 6-over par after his first six holes, but played his final 12 holes at 4-under par. His second round was steadier at 1-over par 72 with only three bogeys and two birdies.
Senior Juan Munoz is two-strokes behind at 5-over par 147 after 36 holes. Munoz opened with a 5-over par 76 but rebounded in the second-round with an even-par score of 71. He is tied for 27th place.
Baylor has a five-stroke lead heading into the final round of play over the host, UTSA.
The final round begins tomorrow and live scoring can be found at www.birdiefire.com.