GULF BREEZE, Fla. – No. 3-ranked Saint Leo men's golf currently sits in second at the Argonaut Invitational hosted by West Florida on Monday, April 4th, following 36 holes to start off the first two rounds of the invitational with a 578 (+2) total.
The Lions were led by Hugo Bernard who finished in fourth after two rounds with a 140 (-4) total. Bernard fired off rounds of 74 and 66 to kick off this final outing of the year.
Joey Savoie is second on the team and sits in a tie for seventh with a 143 (-1) after rounds of 74 and 69. Ryan Gendron sits in a tie for 14th after a 36-hole total of 145 (+1). Gendron shot rounds of 72-73 on Monday.
Liam Ainsworth carded rounds of 72 and 78 to make up his 150 (+6) 36-hole total to end the two rounds in a tie for 27th. Griffin Clark is tied for 53rd after the two rounds with a 154 (+10) after a first round 76 and a second round 78.
The Lions' have two individuals playing in the invitational as Casey Bannon is tied for 68th at 158 (+14) and Riley Goss is tied for 76th at 163 (+19). Bannon had rounds of 74 and then an 84 where Goss recorded an 80 and an 83.
Missouri-St. Louis is leading the way with a 576 (E) after a first round 283 and a second round 293. Three players sit in a tie for the lead at five under-par, 139 after two rounds of golf. Shea Sylvester of Lee University, Forrest Knight of North Alabama and Markus Lindberg of Missouri-St. Louis.
ROUND ONE – T4TH 292 (+4)
Saint Leo finished round one in a tie for fourth place after shooting a 292 (+4) at the Tiger Point Golf Club. The Lions were led by Liam Ainsworth and Ryan Gendron who both finished in a tie for 12th with a 73, even-par.
Hugo Bernard and Joey Savoie both tied for 21st after firing off first rounds 74, plus-two. Griffin Clark shot a 76, plus-four, to end the first round in a tie for 42nd.
Playing as individuals, Casey Bannon saw himself in a tie for 21st after a 74 (+2), while Riley Goss was in 68th at 80 (+8).
ROUND TWO – 2nd 286 (-2)
The Lions improved two spots climbing to second after the final 18-holes of play on Monday, behind Bernard's 66 (-6) second round. Savoie fired off a 69 (-3) to help Saint Leo jump the two spots as well.
Gendron shot a plus-one, 73, where Ainsworth shot a 78, plus-six. Clark also shot a 78 in the final round.
Bannon added 10 strokes to his second card shooting an 84 (+12) in the final round of the day. Goss ended the day with an 83, plus-13.
Saint Leo enters the final round of play on Tuesday, April 5th, at the Argonaut Invitational in Gulf Breeze, Fla., with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.