April 5, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In a bruising day facing some of the nation’s top teams, the North Texas men’s golf team is tied for ninth place after 36 holes of play at the Aggie Invitational. The Mean Green had an opening round of 304, but fell off the pace with a second round of 313 to sit in a tie with New Mexico State.
The event features the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams in Oklahoma State and California, along with eight top-50 teams and four teams ranked in the top-25.
Jason Roets had the steadiest day for the Mean Green with two rounds of 4-over par 76. Roets is tied for 26th place after two rounds. Nick Rodriguez is tied for 44th place and recovered from an opening round of 82 to shoot a team-low round of 2-over par 74. He started his second round with a double-bogey, but played the next 17 holes at even-par and had a stretch of four birdies over six holes.
Juan Munoz had the opposite day of Rodriguez with an opening round of 2-over par 74 but then a second round of 83. Munoz struggled near the end of the round, playing the final six holes at 7-over par as he is tied for 49th place.
Cory Churchman is tied for 52nd after shooting a 76 and a second round of 82. Churchman had 27 pars on the day, but two holes in his second round held him back as he quadruple bogeyed the 18th hole and had a triple on the ninth hole. Gonzalo Rubio is in 55th place after two rounds after shooting a 78 and 81 in the second round.
No. 25 LSU holes a one stroke lead over No. 16 Texas A&M heading into the third round. The final round starts tomorrow morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.