Bernard wins Argonaut Invitational; #2 Lions take second

Bernard wins Argonaut Invitational; #2 Lions take second

GULF BREEZE, Fla.Hugo Bernard picks up first collegiate victory shooting a six-under-par, 210, at the Argonaut Invitational hosted by West Florida at the Tiger Point Golf Club, on Tuesday, April 5th. The second ranked Lions finished in second place at 875 (+11), two strokes off the leader Missouri-St. Louis.

Saint Leo finished off the regular season with a second place finish at the Argonaut Invitational with a tournament final 875. The Lions shot a 297 (+9) in the final round, starting the day in second after the first two rounds with a 578 (+2). Saint Leo had a team total 292 (+4) after round one and saw themselves tied for fourth before climbing to second with a second round 286 (-2).

Hugo Bernard started the day off in fourth place and jumped to first after a final round 70 (-2), to capture his fourth straight top-5 finish of the year while getting his first collegiate victory.

Bernard finished with a 54-hole total of 217 (-6), to win by three strokes. He started the invitational off with a 74 (+2) before bouncing back to shoot a second round 66 (-6) to end day one at four-under, 140.

Joey Savoie, Ryan Gendron and Liam Ainsworth all shot final rounds of 76 (+4) at the Tiger Point Gulf Club. Savoie finished the tournament with a 219 (+3) to tie for 10th as Gendron finished in the top-15 at 14th with a 221 (+5). Ainsworth ended in 28th at 226 (+10), where Griffin Clark, who shot a final round 75 (+3), jumped 12 spots in the leaderboard to finish in 41st at 229 (+13).

Riley Goss and Casey Bannon played as individuals in the tournament and finished in 64th and 74th, respectively. Goss fired off a final round 76 (+4) for his three round total 239 (+23), where Bannon had a third round 84 (+12) for his tournament total 242 (+26).

Missouri-St. Louis won the team title by three strokes with a final count of 872 (+8). Markus Lindberg (Missouri-St. Louis), Shea Sylvester (Lee University) and Chandler Blanchet (West Florida) all tied for second, three strokes off of Hugo Bernard (-6). 

Saint Leo's men's golf team will look to the Sunshine State Conference Championships hosted by Barry on April 17th through the 19th at the Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.