February 27, 2012

Nick Brothers Named SSC’s Top Golfer of the Week

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Saint Leo junior Nick Brothers has been honored as Sunshine State Conference Men's Golfer of the Week.

Brothers finished third of 51 golfers at the Start2Finish Invitational. Brothers turned in a three-round score of 216 (70-77-69) to help the Lions finish fourth in the eight-team field.

The Lions posted a 54-hole total of 295-317-287—899, using a calmer final day weather-wise to post the second-best round of the day, and just the third-best total round of the entire tournament.  Their fourth-place finish was 10 strokes behind second place Coastal Georgia and 17 strokes behind tournament champion, and Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins College.

Brothers' leap up the leaderboard was most impressive as he ended the three-round outing just three shots shy of the championship mark.  The junior's final card held a 216 as he improved his final round score by eight strokes, and missed the tournament's best round by just two shots.  He finished two strokes behind Webber's Connor O'Dell and three back from O'Dell's teammate Gustaf Hydbom, who took home the individual crown.

The Crystal River, Fla. native is one of 25 Saint Leo student-athletes to be named SSC Player of the Week in 2011-12.