UNT looked like it might make a run at the NCAA golf regionals out in Pullman after closing its first round well.
The Mean Green fell back today, shooting an even 300 after shooting 277 in the first round. Only Saint Francis-Pennsylvania shot worse at 314. UNT is in 12th place in the 14-team field at 577. The top five teams in the field advance. San Diego State and Pacific are tied for fifth at 563, 14 shots ahead of the Mean Green, which will have to jump seven teams to avoid getting bounced in the regional round for the third straight year.
Translation — UNT is toast. Crispy toast.
It’s a tough break for a senior-laden team.
Rodolfo Cazaubon, Carlos Ortiz, Curtis Donahoe and Marco Scarola are all playing for UNT this week and are all seniors. Cazaubon and Ortiz were four-time All-Sun Belt selections.
UNT will look to that duo to lead a remarkable comeback.
The odds just seem really long.