WAYZATA, Minn. - It was an up and down start to the 2012-13 season for the North Texas men's golf team at the Gopher Invitational. The Mean Green opened with a first round score of 296, the third lowest in the field, but a second round of 303 dropped North Texas back into eighth place after the opening day.
Senior Curtis Donahoe had the only score in the red figures for North Texas with a second round of 1-under par 71. Donahoe is tied for 12th place after he shot an opening round of 4-over par 76. He posted six birdies in 36 holes and in his second round he had four birdies.
Rodolfo Cazaubon is 5-over par after 36 holes after rounds of 74 and 75. Cazaubon is tied for 22nd place with a score of 149. Carlos Ortiz is shot a two-round score of 152 on the opening day. In the first round, Ortiz was 6-over par after 10 holes, but an eagle on 16, followed by two more birdies got Ortiz back on track. He is tied for 37th place.
Freshman Gonzalo Rubio, playing in his first collegiate event, came out like a veteran with a first-round of 73. Rubio had three birdies in the first round and was 1-over par. The second round for Rubio was a little tougher, as he finished his round with two double bogeys and two bogeys to shoot an 80.
Marco Scarola had a similar day like his teammate Rubio. Scarola shot a 2-over par 74 in the first round that featured four birdies. The second round was a little tougher for Scarola with three double bogeys and a 9-over par score of 81.
The Mean Green has a score of 599 after two rounds while Cal is running away from the field. The Bears are 12-under par, 14 shots ahead of second place SMU.
The final round begins tomorrow morning and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.