Lions Finish Eighth in Conference Golf Championships

Lions Finish Eighth in Conference Golf Championships

BRADENTON, Fla. – Carding a 50–over 626, the Saint Leo men's golf team (314-312—626) finished eighth at the Florida Blue Sunshine State Conference Men's Golf Championships. Nick Brothers (75-80-79—234) led the squad as he fired an 18-over 234 from the par-72, 7,147-yard Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

Nova Southeastern posted a commanding 37-stroke victory to claim its second straight conference title. The Sharks turned in a final-round score of 297 to build on a 19-stroke lead after day one competition. NSU completed the 54-hole tournament with a score of 876 (298-281-297).

The Lions, who finished 10 shots behind Rollins for seventh place, were led by Brothers, who finished 20th overall, while Justin Foster (82-76-77—235) was just one shot behind his teammate; finishing two spots away on the leaderboard.

Additionally, Ronnie Carlson (76-80-84—240) finished in a tie for 35th and was third on the team.  Chaz Heinz (81-78-84—243) kept his position in the third round that saw him finish in 37th. Rick Briggs (83-78-91—252) concluded action in 42nd.

Nova Southeastern golfers claimed the top four spots in the individual standings, led by medalist Ben Taylor's score of 216 (77-72-67). Taylor rolled to a five-under-par 67 in Tuesday's final round to win the event. Oscar Lengden finished second with a 217 (74-68-75). Ricardo Celia (74-74-75) and Mitch Farrer (73-70-80) tied for third, with each golfer posting a score of 223.

Florida Tech's Christian Westhorpe (74-74-75) also carded a three-round total of 223 to take the fifth and final slot on the All-Tournament Team along with the quartet of Shark golfers.

Florida Southern placed second in the final team standings with a score of 913 (297-301-315). Florida Tech finished third, just one stroke behind the Moccasins with a 914 (299-299-316). Lynn was fourth with a tally of 921 (303-302-316), and Barry rounded out the top five with a 925 (306-301-318).

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