SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo University men’s golf team finished in sole possession of second place at the Spartan Invitational this afternoon. The Lions shot a team score of 861, finishing just nine strokes behind winner Brevard Community College. The team score of 861 is a program best while under the leadership of Head Coach Ray Cisbani.
After rain postponed second-round play yesterday, the field had to complete 36 holes today at the par-71, 6,802 yard course. SLU improved their second-round team score by two shot, shooting an impressive 287. Saint Leo once again improved their score shooting a third-round best 285. The Lions had three players shoot under par during the final round of action.
The Lions were led on the day by Cole Cisbani, shooting a 71 in the second round. In the third round he was only one of ten players to shoot a score in the 60’s, tallying a 69. Cisbani also posted the best individual tournament score with a 210, three strokes ahead of the nearest competitor. Also, Cisbani's 210 is the best individual score set by a Saint Leo golfer under coach Cisbani. Teammate Tom Lynn was not to far off the pace, shooting 70 and 72 in the final rounds, finishing tied for ninth with a score of 216.
Matt Cornuet and Mark McGuire added great overall scores as well, each shooting 220 in the tournament. JP Albuquerque shot a second-round best 71 on his way to shooting 227 for the Invitational.
Webber International finished four shots back of Saint Leo shooting 865, while St. Thomas University dropped two spots from the first-round shooting 870. Host school University of Tampa finished fifth totaling a score of 882. Florida Tech made a one spot jump from the first-round accumulating a final score of 887. Eckerd College rounded out the seven team competition with a final score of 890.
The Lions return to the links Saturday, October 18 for a dual match against Warner Southern College at Lake Wales Country Club.