LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The freshman duo of Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubon powered the North Texas men's golf team to its best finish of the fall at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. The Mean Green shot a final round of 285 and even-par 852 for the tournament and finished in a tie for fifth place with Santa Clara.
The high-powered field featured the No. 17 ranked team in the land, UNLV, who captured the tournament with a score of 829. Moving up one spot from the first day, the Mean Green topped Nebraska, Kansas, Nevada, Air Force, UTEP, and Boise State in the field of 17 teams.
Ortiz shot a 1-under par round of 70 in the third round and finished tied for 12th place with a 4-under par 209. Cazaubon equaled his tournament score of 209, 4-under par after a third round of 70. The pair notched their lowest collegiate scores and best finishes of the fall season.
Ben Hargis shot a final round of 2-over par 73 and finished with a 216 after 54 holes.
Peter Fall fired a 75 in the third round to post a 222. Freshman Curtis Donahoe had this best 18 holes of the tournament with an even-par 71 final rounds. Donahoe's strong finish put him at 223 for the event.
North Texas heads into the offseason and will prepare for the spring season which begins on Feb. 15 at the UTSA Classic.