Ortiz One Stroke Off Title, Finishes Third
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Powered by Carlos Ortiz, the No. 37 North Texas men's golf team shot up the leaderboard at the final day of the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational in the start of the 2012 spring season.
Ortiz shot a 4-under par 67 and finished alone in third place, one shot off the lead, as North Texas climbed into a tie for fourth place after a final round of 1-under par 283.
Ortiz was bogey free on the day with four birdies and 14 pars en route to his best finish of the year and his lowest round of the season. He finished with a three-round score of 2-under par 211.
North Texas as a team posted their best score of the tournament and the second lowest score of the day at 1-under par 283 to finish tied for fourth place with Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Mean Green beat No. 27 Wichita State, No. 38 Tulsa and No. 40 Iowa State but Texas Tech captured the team title.
Curtis Donahoe had his first top-20 finish of the year after final round of 75. Donahoe fell off his pace from the first two rounds without a birdie in the final round, but finished in 16th place at 5-over par 218.
Rodolfo Cazaubon and Jason Roets had their best rounds of the tournament as Coazubon shot a 73 while Roets posted a 71 as the pair finished tied at 224.
Cazaubon had three final round birdies while Roets had an even-par round day with three birdies and 12 pars.
Marco Scarola also saved his best for last with a 1-over par round of 72 on the final day. Scarola started the day with three straight birdies and had a front nine of 2-under par. He finished the tournament with a 226.
North Texas is back in action on Feb. 26-28 at the John Hoyt Collegiate in Jacksonville, Florida.