GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Records continue to fall for the North Texas men's golf team as they fired a tournament score of 21-under par 843 at the 2011 Desert Shootout, which is the lowest tournament score of golf for the Mean Green in 13 years. The mark is the lowest tournament score for the Mean Green since 1998, besting the opening tournament of the year score of 844 at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational.
North Texas climbed two spots in the overall standings to finish in fourth place after a final round of 5-under par 283. Oklahoma won with a tournament record score of 816.
Three players finished in the top-20 for North Texas but the final round surge was led by Ty Spinella and Josh Jones who had struggled in the first two rounds. Spinella and Jones both had 3-unde par 69's in the final round. Spinella finished in a tie for 35th at 1-under par 215 while Jones was in 62nd.
Rodolfo Cazaubon had the lowest finish for the Mean Green as he tied for 11th place. He shot a final round of 1-over par 73 but finished with a 7-under par 209 for the tournament. The 209 ties the lowest tournament score of his career.
Carlos Ortiz and Curtis Donahoe both had top-20 finishes as they finished tied for 19th place at 4-under par 212 for the tournament. Ortiz had a final round of 74 while Donahoe an even-par round of 72.
The fourth place finish is the seventh straight top-5 finish for the Mean Green this season. They have not finished lower than fourth place in any tournament this season.
North Texas returns to action on March 25-26 at the Border Olympics.