LAKELAND, Fla. – The Saint Leo men’s golf team concluded the first round of play at the 2010 Matlock Invitational in 11th-place with a team score of 301 at the Par-72, 7,065 Yard Lone Palm Golf Course.
Due to extreme cold, the first round was pushed back from 8 am to 10:30 am. Due to the delay, the second round did not begin until late in the afternoon eventually forcing a suspension of second round action.
As for the first round, Tom Lynn notched a first round one-over-par 73 placing him in a tie for 17th place. The junior shot a front-nine 36 and closed with a 37 on the back stretch. Nick Brothers shot consistently throughout the day and is currently in a tie for 32nd with a three-over-par 75.
Cole Cisbani rebounded from a front nine 39 to shoot a four-over-par 76. JP Albuquerque closed first play with a five-over-par 77 and after a shooting a front nine 35, senior Mark McGuire added nine strokes onto the back side to end the first round with a seven-over-par 79.
Despite every Lion shooting in the 70’s, the team currently stands 22 shots of the lead pace which is held by Barry with a 279. Five other Sunshine State Schools also stand in front of the Green & Gold's path, including the likes of Florida Tech and Lynn University.
Individually, Barry's Victor Billskoog is the overall leader as he tied a course record with a seven-under-par 65.
Second round action is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow, but with cold temperatures lingering in the area again for tomorrow morning, a second delay is likely. The third and final round will finish begin immediately after.