LAREDO, Tex. (3/14/08) In a star-studded field of some of the nation’s best collegiate golf teams the North Texas men’s team in right in the hunt after the first day of the Border Olympics. The Mean Green fired a second round score of 3-under par 285 led by senior’s Anthony Broussard and Cole Howard and sit 12 shots off Arkansas’s lead heading into the final round.
North Texas has a two-round score of 588 and is alone in 8th place. In a tightly bunched groud, the Mean Green is only two shots behind Washington State and Baylor, five behind Lamar and New Mexico State, and eight shots behind South Carolina-Aiken and Houston.
Arkansas is atop the leaderboard with a 576. North Texas is 19 shots ahead of its only Sun Belt competition Louisiana-Lafayette after two rounds.
Broussard and Howard are both in the top 10 after the first two rounds of play and North Texas is the only team with two players in the top 10 in the entire field. Broussard shot a second round of 3-under par 69 and is 3-under for the tournament with a 141. He is tied for fourth place but just four shots off the lead heading into the final round.
Howard is tied for eighth place, one shot behind Broussard after a second round of 2-under par 70. He posted a two-round score of 142.
Individually Ben Smock has continued his resurgence and he alone in 10th place at 1-under par 143 after two rounds.
Dustin Thompson and Harris Graham both recovered from difficult opening rounds to shoot a second round of 73. Thompson is at 152 while Graham shot a 153. Austin Welch had a tough opening two rounds as he shot a 160.
The final round of the Border Olympics starts tomorrow at 8 a.m. from the Laredo Country Club