SAINT LEO, Fla. - The Saint Leo men’s golf team (313-310-299—922) concluded action at the Argonauts Invitational in 14th-place on Tuesday, carding a three-round best +11-over 299 during the final stage of the Invite. The team finished up the Par-72, 6,815 Yard Pensacola Country Club by shooting a 56-over 922.
With weather conditions improving drastically from yesterday’s opening first and second rounds, scores began to shrink.
Yesterday’s top three only had one minor change, as West Florida (286-298-290—874) earned the wire-to-wire win with their third round best two-over 290. The Argos proved to be three spots better than the runner-up as Georgia College (298-287-292—877) fell five strokes off of yesterday’s pace. With Belmont Abbey struggling on day two, the quintet from South Carolina-Aiken (294-294-292—880) overtook the third place position as they rallied for a four-over 292, two shots better than any other round during the week.
It was an upset on the individual side as Jace Windom (75-70-68—213), a member of the fifth-place finishing North Alabama Lions, carded a third round, four-under 68 to conclude the Invitational at three-under 213.
The Green & Gold saw vast improvements up and down the lineup card on Tuesday, including freshman Codi Daudelin (78-78-74—230) who was one of three Lions to post a score of two-over 74. Daudelin’s final round efforts catapulted him in front of the bunched Lions’ group as he concluded play with a score of 14-over 230.
Mark Sabatino (79-78-74—231) was another to shoot 74 on the final day, as he wrapped-up his third career collegiate tournament just one stroke off of Daudelin’s pace.
Freshman Chaz Heinz (79-76-77—232) posted his third consecutive solid round, finishing with a five-over 77 to complete his 54 holes at 16-over.
Nick Brothers (81-78-74—233) rounded-out the group of 74’s. The sophomore’s first to third round jump was remarkable as he saw a seven stroke improvement during the two rounds.
Tom Lynn’s (77-82-80—239) eight-over 80 in the third round was also an improvement from yesterday’s 82 as he secured a 239 for the tournament.
Despite not finishing with their desired result, Saint Leo still finished fourth in par-four scoring (4.25) while also wracking-up 35 birdies.
Saint Leo will return to action on Friday, March 11 when they travel to Howey in the Hills, Fla. to take part in the Mission Inn Resort hosted by St. John’s University.