SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men’s golf team concluded the final round of the Saint Leo Invitational with a score of 15-over 302. The round brought the Lions two-day total to 19-over 595 to secure them a second place showing. Individually, Nick Brothers placed as the Lions’ top finisher with a score of 2-over 146 (72-74—146) from the par-72, 7, 087-yard Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Saint Leo, Fla. The ‘B’ team ended action in seventh-place with a team score of 41-over 617.
This marks the first time since the inception of the Invitational that Saint Leo did not claim the tournament win. Still, individual performers did shine for the Lions as three golfers fired 75 or lower.
For the tournament, Webber International claimed team and individual victories, as the Warriors drew to a close with a team score of 1-under 575 (285-290—575). WIU’s Jens Johansson was the individual medalist for the tournament, clinching the honors after a two-hole playoff with Tampa’s Nicolas Jutigny. Johansson finished the Invitational at 1-under 142 (72-70—142).
For Saint Leo, Brothers’ 2-over was followed by freshman Mark Sabatino, as he concluded the tournament at 5-over 149 (73-76—149). Justin Foster continued to shoot steady scores, tying Sabatino for 12th-place with the identical score of 5-over (74-75—149).
Codi Daudelin and Chaz Heinz finished their first collegiate home event with scores of 8-over (75-77—152) and 10-over (74-80—154) respectively, as they rounded out the Lions ‘A’ group.
Meanwhile, the Saint Leo’ ‘B’ quintet saw a pair of golfers improve scores in the second round. After Ronnie Carlson wrapped-up his second consecutive round in the 70’s (73-78—151, 7-over), Michael Wozniak reduced his second round score by four strokes, carding a second round 75. He finished the afternoon with a 10-over 154 (79-75—154).
Tom Lynn registered a score of 12-over after 36 holes (75-81—156), while Ricky Briggs saw a two-stroke improvement to tie Lynn at 12-over (79-77—156). Freshman Terry O'Reilly continued to make strides towards the 70’s as finished competition at 17-over 161 (80-81—161).
The Lions will finish their fall slate next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25-26, when they take part in the Rollins Invitational (Hosted by Rollins College). The team will tee-off from the Forest Lake Golf and Country Club in Ocoee, Fla.