Men's Golf claims Guy Harvey Invitational

Men's Golf claims Guy Harvey Invitational

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The 11th ranked Saint Leo men's golf team claimed its first tournament title of the 2015-16 campaign. The Lions rose to the top of an 18-team field, and ran away the title thanks to a seven-stroke lead. 

The Basics
Results: Saint Leo took down six top-10 teams at the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by no. 1 Nova Southeastern. Three Lions finished tied for sixth place, five strokes behind John Coultas (Fla. Southern), the Individual Medalist. 
Location: PGA National Resort and Spa | West Palm Beach, Fla.

1st Team 864 (E) | 286 -285 -293
T6th Ryan Gendron  215 (-1) | 70 - 72 - 73
T6th  Joey Savoie  215 (-1) | 67 - 72 - 76
T6th  Liam Ainsworth 215 (-1) | 73 - 71 - 71
T20th Daniel Pico 220 (+4) | 77 - 70 - 73
T59th Casey Bannon 228 (+5) | 76 - 73 - 79
Riley Goss* 222 (+12) | 70 - 75 - 77








The Low Down

  • Saint Leo won the Guy Harvey Invitational for the first time in program history. In the tournament's 11-year history, a member from the Sunshine State Conference has taken home the title. Barry has won the Guy Harvey the past two seasons.
  • Ryan Gendron, Joey Savoie and Liam Ainsworth all finished tied for sixth place, The trio had individual scores of 215 (-1). Ainsworth led the Lions in the third round, and shot 71. Gendron carded a third round 73 and Savoie turned in a 76.
  • Daniel Pico carded a 73 and improved from 30th place to finish 20th Tuesday. Casey Bannon and Riley Goss turned in a third round 79 and 77 respectively. 

From the Coach
"It's always a great feeling to win. Considering the competition and the golf course this is a very good win. We weren't perfect which is understandable on a course of this caliber. We did enough things correctly to get the win."

The Rest of the Field

  • The 18-team field included defending national champions and current no. 1 Nova Southeastern, no. 3 Barry, no. 5 Lynn, no. 8 Florida Southern, no. 9 Flagler, no. 10 West Florida, no. 16 North Alabama, no. 18 Florida Tech, and no. 24 Limestone. 
  • Saint Leo entered the third round with a seven-stroke lead over Lynn, but West Florida jumped from eighth to second thanks to a third round 289. The Argonauts finished seven-over par in second place. 
  • John Coultas took home Individual Medalist honors, jumping from ninth place to 1st after an invitational low -67- in the third round. The Florida Southern sophomore finished six-under par. 
  • Graham McAree (Indianaoplis) finished in second place, three strokes behind Coultas, while Chandler Blanchet (West Florida), Mario Beltran (Barry) and Juan Jose Guerra tied for third at two-under par.  

Up next

  • The Lions return to action Oct. 26-27 at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla. Rollins will host the tournament at Rio Pinar Country Club.