LAKELAND, Fla. – Saint Leo's men's golf team, ranked No. 3 in the nation, is sitting alone in first place at the Matlock Collegiate Classic held by Florida Southern after the Lions finished with a 577 (+1) in two rounds of golf Monday, February 8th at the Lone Palm Golf Club.
Ryan Gendron is tied for 13th heading into the final round after posting a 146 (+2), while Hugo Bernard is tied for 31st at 150 (+6). Casey Bannon is sitting in a tie at 36th after his 151 (+7) two round opening.
ROUND 1 – T1 283 (-5)
The Lions shot a team score of 283 (-5) to tie for first after the first round of golf. Saint Leo was led by Joey Savoie in the first round as he carded a score of 68 (-4) to take second heading into the final round.
Liam Ainsworth was second for the Lions as he finished at 70 (-2) tied for fourth. Ryan Gendron finished inside the top-10 in the opening round, tied in sixth with a 71 (-1). Casey Bannon tied for 24th in the early going at 74 (+2), as Hugo Bernard carded a 77 (+5) which was good enough for a 47th place tie.
ROUND 2 – 1st 294 (+6)
Saint Leo moved into sole possession of first place after the Lions made moves in the individual positioning. Liam Ainsworth improved his spot as he went from tied for fourth to tied for first overall with a second round 70 (-2).
Joey Savoie dropped from second to T6th after a 76 (+4) on the second round. Ryan Gendron is sitting in 13th after a 75 (+3) in the second round on the day. Hugo Bernard shot a 73 (+1) to move up to T31st after two rounds of play. Casey Bannon is fifth on the team and T36th following a 77 (+5).
The Lions continue play in the Matlock Collegiate Classic as the third and final round is slated for 8:30 a.m. start tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th, where Saint Leo will look to win their first event of the spring season.