BOWLING, GREEN, Ky. - It was a difficult round two for the No. 26 North Texas men's golf team as they shot an 11-over par 299 and slipped into a tie for 10th place after the second round of the NCAA Bowling Green Regional. North Texas is in a tie for 10th with No. 11 Arkansas and is 11 shots behind No. 46 Virginia Tech, who sit in fifth place. The top-five teams advance from the regional to the NCAA Championship.
Things never got on track for North Texas as they played the opening nine holes at 8-over par. Carlos Ortiz managed to settle down on the back nine as he went 3-under par with three birdies and six pars to shoot a 1-under 71 on the day. Ortiz is even-par for the tournament and in a tie for 13th place.
Ty Spinella had the most adventurous day for North Texas. Spinella had only four pars on the afternoon, combined with eight bogeys and six birdies put him at 2-over for his round.
Spinella is alone in 25th place after two rounds. Freshman Jason Roets was 3-over after his first seven holes, but had his only birdie on the day at the par-3 eighth hole and finished at 4-over for the round. He is one shot behind Spinella and tied for 26th.
Rodolfo Cazaubon and Curtis Donahoe had the toughest days for North Texas. Cazaubon, in similar fashion to Spinella, had only six pars on the day but only three birdies could not offset his nine bogeys on the day as he shot a 78. Donahoe was one stroke behind Cazaubon with a second round of 79.
No. 3 UCLA leads the regional at 5-under par, while No. 15 Texas A&M shot up the leaderboard with a 10-under par score and they are in second place. No. 34 Chattanooga, No. 39 Memphis, and Virginia Tech round out the top-five teams.
The final round begins tomorrow morning and live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.