#20 Men’s golf climbs leaderboard on final day of Matlock Classic

#20 Men’s golf climbs leaderboard on final day of Matlock Classic

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SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo men's golf, ranked 20th in the nation by GolfStat, climbed the leaderboard on Tuesday, the final day of the 36th Annual Matlock Collegiate Classic. The Lions fired off a third round 285 to finish the three-round tournament with an 871 (+7) total to finish tied for ninth out of 15 teams. 

Saint Leo tied with No. 8 Rollins at seven over as a team total. On the final day, Ryan Gendron fired off a 67 (-5) to climb 14 spots on the leaderboard. Gendron finished the tournament with a 211 (-5) after posting rounds of 71-73-67 over the three rounds.

Simon Knutsson wrapped up his first tournament of his Saint Leo career with a 26th place finish after shooting a final round 73 (+1). Knutsson finished at 217 (+1) for the tournament following his three rounds of 72-72-73.

Riley Goss climbed eight spots on the final day after a third round 71 (-1) to add to his first two rounds, 74-77, ending the Matlock with a three-round total 222 (+6).

James Jessop shot a final round 80 (+8) to finish tied for 55th at 227 (+11). Jessop shot a 75-72 in the first two rounds before his final round of eight-over-par.

Colin Warren moved up five spots to tie for 64th on the day after a third round 74 (+2). Warren improved his score each round after an 80 to start things off Monday before a 77 in round two and wrapped things up with a 74 for round three.

No. 2 West Florida won the tournament with an 830 (-34), holding off No. 7 Nova Southeastern, who finished at 848 (-16). The Argonauts' 34-under (830) is a new tournament record, breaking the mark of 838 set by Barry in 2013 and Nova Southeastern in 2015.

Five other teams finished with West Florida and Nova Southeastern under-par for the three rounds with No. 1 Lynn finishing in third at 851 (-13), No. 4 Barry in fourth at 852 (-12), No. 3 Florida Southern in fifth at 860 (-4), No. 11 North Alabama and No. 19 Florida Tech tying for sixth at 862 (-2).

Individually, John Coultas took the win by one stroke over West Florida's Jacob Huizinga. Coultas won with a 202 (-14), which is the second-lowest score in tournament history.

The Lions will next compete at the Panther Invitational on March 6 and 7 in Melbourne, Fla. at the Duran Golf Club, hosted by SSC foe Florida Tech.

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