Freshman Lead North Texas To Third Place Finish Against Nation's Top Teams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The North Texas men's golf team went toe-to-toe with some of the top teams in the nation at the Seminole Intercollegiate and came out tied for third place, just shots behind two of the top teams in the country.  

The Mean Green, powered by two freshman, shot a final round of 293 and finished tied with 34th ranked Arkansas and just seven shots behind ninth ranked South Carolina and eight shots from the tournament winner 11th ranked Florida State.

North Texas finished ahead of Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and 43rd ranked Baylor in one of the toughest tests of the season for the Mean Green.

The Mean Green had three players finish in the top 11 led by two freshman in Rodolfo Cazaubon and Carlos Ortiz. Cazaubon shot a final round of 1-over par 72 and was just two shots behind the eventual champion with a three-round score of 214 as he posted three birdies in his final round.

Ortiz had one of the steadiest rounds of the day with two birdies, and 15 pars and only one bogey in his final round to shoot a 1-under par 70. Ortiz finished tied for seventh place with a three-round score of 215.

Senior Dustin Thompson was close behind after a final round of 74 as he finished in 11th place with a score of 216.

Peter Fallon and Ben Hargis shot a 78 and 77 respectivley and both had scores of 231.

North Texas is right back on the course tomorrow morning as they play in the Rio Pinar Invitational.



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