SAN ANTONIO, Texas - It was a big day for the No. 42 North Texas men's golf team as they fired a season-low round of 7-under par 281 and moved into third place after the second round of the Lone Star Invitational.
Carlos Ortiz, Rodolfo Cazaubon, and Jason Roets were all under par for the round as the Mean Green combined to post 20 birdies and one eagle on the day as a team.
North Texas posted the second lowest score of the day in the field of 15 teams and the Mean Green is only seven shots off the lead heading into the final round. No. 16 New Mexico leads at 16 under par, Texas A&M is 12-under par, and North Texas sits at 9-under par after two rounds.
Roets, the true freshman, continues to impress with another round under as he shot a 2-under par 70 and is 5-under par for the tournament. His steady round of golf has put him in a tie for sixth place, six strokes off the lead heading into tomorrow.
Ortiz and Cazaubon both fired 3-under par 69 on the day, season low scores for both. Ortiz is 3-under for the tournament at 141 and tied for ninth place.
Cazaubon had a nearly perfect afternoon with five birdies, 12 pars, but a double bogey on the 15th hole set him back to 3-under par for the round. He is now 1-under par at 143 through 36 holes. He is tied for 15th place
Josh Jones was 1-over for the day with a 73 and is now even-par for the tournament at 144. Jones had an adventurous front nine with two birdies, an eagle, and three bogeys. Jones is tied for 23rd.
Ty Spinella recovered from a disastrous start to post a 1-over par score of 73. Spinella was 6-over par through 12 holes, then closed with four birdies including three straight on 16, 17, and 18to end his round.
North Texas is two shots ahead of No. 34 Arizona and three in front of No. 18 Baylor heading into the third round. The final round begins tomorrow and live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.