SAINT LEO, Fla. – Senior Liam Ainsworth earned the Sunshine State Conference men's Golfer of the Week announced Monday afternoon after his first place victory at the 35th Matlock Collegiate Classic.
The senior from London, England, won the individual title while lifting No. 2 Saint Leo to the team victory as well. Ainsworth recorded a 215 (-1) tournament total after carding a 70 (-2) + 70 (-2) + 75 (+3) in the three round classic on February 8th and 9th.
After the first round, Ainsworth was sitting in a tie for fourth place and then charged to tie for first after two rounds heading into the final round. The Lions were tied for first after two rounds and then came out on top carding a team total 869 (+5).
In the field of play, Saint Leo defeated eight Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll top-25 teams in No. 4 West Florida (T2nd), No. 6 Barry (T2nd), No. 3 Nova Southeastern (4th), No. 5 Florida Southern (T8th), No. 8 Lynn (T8th), No. 7 USC- Aiken (7th), No. 21 Florida Tech (8th) and No. 23 Columbus State (T9th).
The Lions hit the course on Monday, February 29th and Tuesday, March 1st at the South/Southeastern Regional Preview at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. as host of the preview.