Bannon Leads Saint Leo with 2nd Place Standing at Valdosta

Bannon Leads Saint Leo with 2nd Place Standing at Valdosta

Lions Tied for 6th at Southeastern Collegiate Tournament

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Backed by a stellar performance from freshman Ryan Gendron, the Saint Leo men's golf team sits tied for 6th place after the first two rounds of the Southeastern Collegiate tournament. The team score of 590 for Monday's effort puts the Lions in the top-7 of the 18-team field, which boasts ten top-25 teams.

The Lions finished behind four of the top-25 teams, including No. 1 Barry (1) , No. 2 Lynn (2) , No. 9 Armstrong (4), and No. 12 North Alabama (5). After tying No. 20 Georgia College and State for sixth place, the Saint Leo squad posted higher scores than other top-25 teams such as No. 13 Flagler (8), No. 11 Columbus State (9), No. 19 Florida Tech (10), No. 15 Florida Southern (13), and No. 6 West Florida (14).

Freshman Ryan Gendron (71-70—141) leads the way for the Lions, shooting under par in both rounds on the par-72, 7,113 Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Course. His effort earned him tied for second place after the first day of play.

Shooting two-over in both rounds, sophomore Liam Ainsworth (74-74—148) finished tied for 28th among the 90-man field.

Following his lead was sophomore Trevor Joseph (74-76—150), who posted a first round score of 150 to tie for 37th place heading into Tuesday's action.

Freshman Joey Savoie (77-75—151) finished just one stroke behind his teammate Joseph, tying for 45th place and sitting in the top half of the competition.

Rounding out the group was freshman Casey Bannon (78-79—157) who finished with a first and second round score of 157.

Finishing the first day of play tied for first place were No. 1 Barry and No. 2 Lynn, who both posted a team score of 572 – finishing four strokes under par. Leading the field individually is Bryan Fox from No. 20 Georgia College.

The Lions will return to action on Tuesday when they compete in the third and final round of the Southeastern Collegiate tournament.

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