SAINT LEO, Fla. – Four first-place finishes, including two straight team titles at the Treasure Coast Classic and the Spring Fling Intercollegiate, have catapulted the Saint Leo men’s golf team into the top-25 and now stand at No.23 in the nation, according to GolfStat.

The squad jumped five spots from the previous rankings, and continues to receive consistent play from a series of players who are also receiving national recognition.

JP Albuquerque has demonstrated a steady short game throughout the season and now ranks 24th in the country in Par-3 scoring with a 3.11 average. Cole Cisbani is 25th in Par-5 scoring with a stroke-average of 4.75.

Overall, Albuquerque, along with teammates Mark McGuire and Nick Brothers, are ranked as three of the top 150 players in the country. McGuire currently stands 127th with a 76.66 scoring average. Brothers (132nd) is also making his mark on the season, standing 4-3 against top-50 opponents and compiling a stroke-average of 76.99.  Albuquerque and his 76.80 scoring average, rounds-out the trio at 136th.

The squad brings their national ranking to the Normandy Shores Golf Course, where they will tee-off at the Buccaneer Invitational on Monday, April 5 in Miami Shores, Fla.