ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite playing its fifth round in four days, the North Texas men's golf team continued to scorch the course as they are tied for second place after the first day of the Rio Pinar Invitational. The Mean Green shot a two-round score of 584 and is tied with Charlotte and behind only the host school UCF after the first day.
Even more impressive is North Texas is ahead of four Sun Belt Conference schools with Middle Tennessee being the closest, 12 shots behind the Mean Green.
Freshman Rodolfo Cazaubon and senior Dustin Thompson both had identical days and is tied for eighth place after the first two rounds. Cazaubon and Thompson shot opening rounds of even-par 72 and then 2-over par 74 to shoot 146 through two rounds.
Both players are five shots behind the leader Olafur Loftsson of Charlotte.
Freshman Carlos Ortiz was close behind as he fired a 1-over par 73 opening 18 and followed that up with a 3-over par 75. Ortiz is tied for 21st with a 148. Peter Fallon had the best round of the day for North Texas in the second round with a 2-under par 70. Fallon recovered after an opening round of 79.
Ben Hargis opened with a solid 74 but faltered in the second round with an 81.
The final round begins tomorrow morning.