Cotton Tied For 15th, Mean Green Locked In Tight Battle
NT In Eighth Place After The First Day Of The Aggie Invite
COLLEGE STATION -- The North Texas men's golf team is locked in a fierce battle with some of the nation's top teams after the first day of the Aggie Invitational. The Mean Green, looking improve its ranking for a possible NCAA regional berth, is in eighth place after the first two rounds of play.
NT is just three strokes behind No. 22 Cal and only eight shots behind No. 11 Texas Tech. The field of 13 teams has seven top-50 teams and four top-25 teams. The Mean Green is 13 shots in front of No. 50 Michigan.
Freshman Michael Cotton turned in the best performance of the day as he is tied for 15th place. Cotton is at 5-over par after firing scores of 75 and 74. Jason Roets rebounded after a tough opening round of 7-over par to shoot an even-par score of 72. He is tied for 26th place.
Juan Munoz is tied for 38th place after scores of 78 and 76 while Alejandro Villasana is one stroke back at 155 after scores of 79 and 76. Cory Churchman is tied for 51st place following rounds of 83 and 74.
There is a three-way tie for the top spot, as No. 41 Texas A&M, No. 9 Oklahoma and New Mexico State are even at 14-over par after two-rounds of play. NT is at 31-over heading into the final round.
The final round of the Aggie Invite begins Sunday morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.