SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Rodolfo Cazaubon is atop the leaderboard and so is the No. 36 North Texas men's golf team after the first day of the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational. The Mean Green shot a two-round score of 571 and holds a three stroke lead over No. 44 Oklahoma heading into the final round.
Cazaubon carried over his stellar play from the fall into the spring with a 4-under par 138 as he shares the lead with UTSA's Ryan Werre heading into the final round tomorrow.
In the second round, Cazaubon fired a 68 that featured four birdies on the final nine holes to finish the round at 3-under par. He shot an opening round of 1-under par 70. He is going after his third straight win, as he finished the fall season winning back-to-back tournaments.
Carlos Ortiz is in the top-five as he is 1-under par after 36 holes of play. Ortiz had a total of 12 birdies on the day and he is alone in fourth place, three shots behind Cazaubon.
Curtis Donahoe and Marco Scarola are tied for 18th after shooting 2-over par 146. Donahoe shot an opening round of even-par 71 but fell back in the second round with a 4-over par 75. Donahoe did have an eagle two on the par-4 opening hole. Scarola shot a 3-over par 74 in the first round and 1-over par 72 in the second round.
Jason Roets shot rounds of 74 and 77 while Peter Eiler, playing as an individual, shot a two-round score of 152 after a second round of 73.
North Texas is in front of No. 40 Baylor by six strokes, No. 49 Wichita State by 12 and No. 32 Tulsa by 21 strokes after the first two rounds. The Mean Green is going after its first tournament win of the season.
The final round begins tomorrow morning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.