PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Freshman Jason Roets shot a 1-under par 71 and the No. 40 North Texas men's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place at the John Hoyt Collegiate Invitational. The Mean Green finished tied with No. 42 TCU at 21-over par, but ahead of No. 38 Tennessee, No. 23 LSU, No. 27 UAB, and No. 49 Tulsa in an event that featured four-top 25 teams.
North Texas was in the hunt down the stretch for the title at the famed TPC Sawgrass course heading to the par-5 18th hole. However one of the most difficult closing holes in all of golf got the Mean Green as Carlos Ortiz, Rodolfo Cazaubon, and Curtis Donahoe went 5-over par on the final hole. No. 8 Arkansas captured the team title.
Roets posted his 1-under par 71, the best score of his three rounds, with five birdies on the day. He vaulted his way into the top-25 with a three-round score of 6-over par 222 to finish tied for 22nd.
Cazaubon was also 6-over for the tourney, tied with Roets in 22nd, despite a final round of 78. He was 5-over par in the last three holes, but remained in the top-25 for the tournament.
Ortiz and Ty Spinella both finished tied for 27th place, as Ortiz shot a 2-over part 74 while Spinella posted a 1-over par 73. Donahoe shot a final round of 76 and finished in 46th place.
The Mean Green has finished in the top-5 in five of the six tournaments this season. North Texas returns to action on Mach 16-17 at the Morris William Intercollegiate.