Mean Green Just Eight Strokes Back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It only took one day, but the North Texas men's golf team bounced back from a disappointing finish in Iowa less than a week ago to but in the hunt for the lead after the first two rounds of the William Tucker Intercollegiate.

After a two-round score of 588, the Mean Green is just eight strokes off the lead of No. 11 UNLV heading into tomorrow's final round.

Defending individual champion Carlos Ortiz is alone in fifth place after two rounds as he is 1-under par, four strokes off the lead. Ortiz had a flawless second round of 2-under par with two birdies and 16 pars.

Freshman Jason Roets playing in his first tournament is tied for 14th place at 3-over par 147. Roets shot a 1-over par 73 in the opening round, after a double bogey on his first hole; he closed with four birdies over his final 11 holes.

Marco Scarola is tied for 29th after the first two rounds with scores of 75 and 74. Rodolfo Cazaubon has a 151 and Juan Munoz posted a 152 through 36 holes.

North Texas is tied for fifth place with BYU, as they lead No. 10 Colorado by 16 strokes but trail No. 15 New Mexico by seven shots and UNLV by eight going into the final round.

The final round begins tomorrow and live stats can be found at



North Texas Mean Green