THE WOODLANDS, Texas - The No. 32 North Texas men's golf team continued its stellar play as they turned in one of the best two-round days of the season at the opening of The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate.
North Texas shot a season-low round of 13-under in the second round at 275, which is the best single round of golf turned in by the Mean Green since 1999.
After 36 holes, North Texas is alone in second place, trailing only No. 10 Arkansas, but leading two top-20 teams in the nation in No. 14 Texas A&M and No. 19 Clemson after the first day.
The Mean Green is only four strokes behind the Razorbacks heading into the final round at 16-under par overall after two rounds. The Mean Green holds a two-stroke lead over the Aggies, 11 shot lead over No. 44 SMU, and a 15-shot lead over No. 27 Baylor and No. 19 Clemson. North Texas has four top-25 wins this season could nearly double that total by winning the tournament.
Four players for North Texas are in the top-20 after 36 holes, led by Curtis Donahoe who is tied for third place. Donahoe, who is playing his best golf of the season, had a nearly perfect 36 holes. He shot a 1-under par 71 in the opening round and then carded a bogey free 5-under par 67 second round. The 67 ties his career-low round.
Donahoe chalked up seven birdies on the day and only one bogey. He is only two strokes off the lead with a score of 6-under par 138.
Ty Spinella continued his resurgence with an opening round of 4-under par 68. Spinella fell back just a bit with a second round of 73, but he is tied for 10th place after two rounds. Spinella had one bogey in the first round and then an eagle three on the par-5 first hole in the opening round. He is 3-under for the tournament at 141.
Rodolfo Cazaubon is tied for 15th place after a wild afternoon. After an opening round of 3-over par 75, Cazaubon responded back with a 5-under par 67 that featured eight birdies in the round. He is 2-under for the tournament at 142.
Jason Roets was perhaps the steadiest player on the day with a 1-under 71 and an even-par 72. He had four birdies and three bogeys in the opening round. His second round got off to a slow start as he was 3-over par after four holes, but he bounced back with three birdies and pars to finish off his round. He is tied for 20th place and 1-under par for the tournament.
Carlos Ortiz also had a bounce back round. He opened at 5-over par 77, then went 3-under in the second round and is tied for 39th place. Ortiz was 6-under par at one point during his second round, but three straight bogeys slowed him down.
The final round begins tomorrow morning and live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.