RUSTON, La. - A 7-under par second round powered the No. 32 North Texas men's golf team into a tie for the top spot after the first day of play at the Argent Financial Classic. Led by Rodolfo Cazaubon and Jason Roets, the Mean Green is tied at 2-under par with No. 15 LSU for the clubhouse lead after 36 holes.
North Texas shot a first round of 293 and a second round of 281. The two teams are nine strokes ahead of the nearest competition after the first two rounds.
Cazaubon is alone in second place after posting back-to-back scores of 2-under par 70. Cazaubon had 12 birdies in two rounds of play and he is four shots off the lead heading into the final round with a score of 140. Roets is alone in fifth place at 1-under 143. He had six birdies on the day. The pair is two of only five player's under-par for the day
Curtis Donahoe, playing as an individual, is tied for ninth place. Donahoe had rounds of 72 and 73 on the day and sits at 1-over par 145.
Carlos Ortiz is tied for 12th place after bouncing back from an opening round of 77 to shot a 3-under par 69. Ortiz in his second round had 14 pars, two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 second hole.
Marco Scarola is tied for 23rd place as he shot a two-round score of 149. Scarola opened with a 78 but recovered to shoot a 1-under par 71. Freshman Gonzalo Rubio is tied for 33rd is tied for 33rd after he posted rounds of 74 and 79.
North Texas is looking for its first tournament win of the season. The third and final round begins tomorrow and live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com