TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Led by Ty Spinella and Rodolfo Cazaubon, the No. 31 North Texas men's golf team had its best round of the Seminole Intercollegiate at 6-under par 278 in the third round. Despite the low round of the tournament, the Mean Green was unable to move up the leaderboard as they finished in fourth place in the tournament.
North Texas had three players finish in the top-20 of the field. No. 18 Arkansas captured the tournament while Kennesaw State and Florida State held off the Mean Green by three and one strokes for second and third place. The 278 is the second lowest round of the year for the Mean Green and only two strokes off their season low of 276.
Spinella had his second straight 67 as he rocketed up the leaderboard. Spinella, who opened with an 81, carded back-to-back rounds of 4-under to finish in a tied for 15th place.
Spinella had six birdies in his final round and only two bogeys in his last 36 holes of play. It is the first time this season he has shot back-to-back rounds in the 60's.
Cazaubon entered the top 10 of the tournament with a final round of 68. He posted four birdies in his final round and was the only North Texas player to finish under par for the tournament at 212, 1-under par and finished seventh overall.
Carlos Ortiz, who shared the first round lead, was close to posting a top-10 finish after a final round of 2-over par 73. Ortiz finished in a tie for 11th place.
Josh Jones had four birdies in the final round but a triple bogey on the 16th hole pushed his score of 3-over par 74. Jones ended in a tie for 29th place.
Curtis Donahoe bounced back in the final round with his best 18 holes of the tournament with a 1-under par 70. Donahoe, playing in his first tournament of the spring, had two birdies, only one bogey, and 15 pars in the third round.
North Texas takes a few days off before heading out to Arizona to play in the 2011 Desert Shootout on March 17-19.