From the Sun Belt Conference
After hot starts to open the 2012-13 golf campaign, North Texas senior Rodolfo Cazaubon was named Sun Belt Conference Men's Golfer of the Month for September, and FIU freshman Meghan MacLaren earned SBC Women's Golfer of the Month honors, the league office announced Wednesday.
Cazaubon won a share of the 2012 Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Invitational with a 6-under par score of 210. It was the first career tournament title for the senior. In three tournaments in the fall, Cazaubon has finished in the top-20 in all three, including his win at Shoal Creek.
At the Inverness Invite, Cazaubon he finished tied for 11th place, and in 18th place at the season opening tournament, the Gopher Invite. The Tampico, Mexico native has shot two rounds of 68 in three tournaments and been the clubhouse leader after two rounds in two tournaments.
Cazaubon and the Mean Green will complete their fall portion of the schedule on Oct. 14-16 at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. NT opens its spring schedule on Feb. 11-12 at the Oak Hills Invitational.
MacLaren, a native of Cambridge, United Kingdom, was part of a three-way for medalist honors, winning the Wolverine Invitational in her collegiate debut. The freshman scored a 14-over (227) to equal Eastern Michigan's Alyssa Kwon and Michigan's Alicia Weber for the individual title, and remained atop the leaderboard after all three rounds over the course of the event.
At the 6th Annual Johnie Imes Invitational, MacLaren finished tied for third among 99 golfers with an even par score (216) after 54 holes. The stellar effort from MacLaren helped the Panthers finish in a tie for fourth in the team standings at 29-over, 893 (302-303-288). FIU's final day score of 288 was the second-lowest team score of the tournament, to SMU's second round 284.
MacLaren and the Panthers will look to keep it going on Oct. 21-23 when they host their FIU Pat Bradley 35th Annual Tournament. FIU will then conclude its fall schedule the following weekend at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii.
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