Cazaubon Concludes Olympic Journey

Former North Texas golfer Rodolfo Cazaubon tees off at the Olympics in Rio (Photo: Jim Watson)
Aug. 14, 2016

RIO DE JANIERO – Former North Texas golfer Rodolfo Cazaubon concluded his Olympic journey in Rio on Sunday with a bang. Cazaubon, representing his native Mexico, finished his tournament at the Olympic Golf Course by sinking a long eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole. Cazubon placed in a tie for 30th in the 60-player field at one-under par, as golf returned to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years. Great Britain’s Justin Rose took home the gold medal at 16-under par.

Cazaubon overcame a rocky start on Thursday in the opening round where he shot a five-over par 76 that left him towards the bottom of the field. He bounced back on Friday and Saturday, shooting a 66 in the second round (second best in the field), and a 68 in round three (seventh best) to move into a tie for 16th place heading into the final day of competition. At one point on Saturday morning, Cazaubon vaulted himself inside the top 10.

The man who called Denton home from 2009-13 finished on Sunday with a one-over 73, but punctuated his time with that eagle on the final hole. His one-under par finish for the tournament was a strong showing for the only representative of Mexico in the field. Sunday’s round saw him birdie on back-to-back holes on both five and six.

Cazaubon now shifts his focus back to the Web.Com Tour as the 2016 season continues.



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