AUSTIN, Texas - Facing the No. 1 ranked team and five more teams ranked in the top-50 in the nation, the No. 36 North Texas men's golf team is in fifth place after the first two rounds of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate. The Mean Green shot a two-round score of 8-over par 576 and leads No. 39 Texas Tech by five strokes and No. 38 Wake Forest by 14 shots.
It was a steady two rounds for all five North Texas golfers but Ty Spinella had the breakout round for the Mean Green with a 3-under par 68 in the second round and he is tied for 18th place after 36 holes. Spinella's 68 was a season-low for him after an opening round of 4-over par 75.
Spinella's second round started with an eagle on the 14th hole, and at one points he was 5-under par on his second round before finishing up at 3-under on the day. Spinella is 1-over par for the tournament at 143.
Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubon are both tied for 27th place after two rounds. Ortiz had a roller coaster of an afternoon. He opened with a 3-under par 68, blistering the course for six first round birdies. However his second round fell off with a 7-over par 78 that saw Ortiz go without a birdie.
Cazaubon was steady with an even-par 71 to open the day, two birdies, two bogeys, and 14 pars. His second round was a 4-over par, as he went 5-over par on his final six holes. Both Ortiz and Cazaubon are at 4-over par 146.
Jason Roets and Curtis Donahoe are only one stroke behind at 147 and both are tied for 35th place. Roets fired a 73 and 74 in his first two rounds with four birdies in the first round. Donahoe opened with a 4-over par 75 but cut three strokes off his second round total with a 1-over par 72.
No. 1 Texas, playing on its home course, leads the tournament by six strokes over No. 19 New Mexico after a 36-hole score of 7-under par.
The final round begins tomorrow morning and live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com