ORLANDO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's golf team sits in 16th place after completing two rounds of the McDonough Cup at the 7,152 year, par 72 Eagle Creek Golf Club in the three-round tournament hosted by Rollins College.
The Lions (298-296—594) were led by two stellar rounds from Trevor Joseph (72-71-143) as his even par opening round and 1-under-71 in Round 2 have him in 13th spot with 18 holes left to play.
Chaz Heinz (76-73—149) made a nice second-round adjustment allowing the senior to put up a 1-over 76 in the second 18 holes to sit in 53rd place. Behind Heinz and tied for 63rd place are Joey Savoie (77-74—151) and Austin Grey (73-78—151). Grey had the impressive opening round between the two while Savoie followed that up with a notable second trip around the Eagle Creek course.
Casey Bannon (78-78—156) rounds out the team cards for Saint Leo while Ryan Gendron carded a two round 74-74—148 playing as an individual in the tournament. Gendron currently sits in 43rd place after 36 holes.
Florida Tech leads the 16-team field with a 572 (290-282). The Panthers hold a one-stroke lead over No. 4 Nova Southeastern University (284-289—573). No. 16 Armstrong Atlantic State University (288-286—572) sits in third place just two strokes back. No. 22 Lander University (286-290—576) is fourth and is followed by No. 7 Columbus State University (289-288—577) in fifth place. Eight of the 16 teams in the field are nationally ranked in Division II.
Tuesday's play will get underway at 8:00 a.m. with start of the final round.