MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Saint Leo men’s golf team (295-296—591) sits in ninth-place with a 23-over-par 591 after 36 holes of golf at the par-71, 6,805 Yard Normandy Sands Golf Course in Miami Shores, Fla.

The Lions currently sit 21 strokes behind leader Barry University (277-293—570) at the Barry Invitational, but only nine strokes separate them and a possible top-five finish. In total, 14 teams took to the links, including six Sunshine State Conference institutions. Currently, the Lions sit behind a quartet of SSC squads including the likes of Barry, Nova Southeastern, Tampa, and Lynn.  Florida Tech finished 13th.

Spencer Baldwin from Brevard Community College is the individual leader on the course as his second-round 66 highlighted a five-under-par 137 day to lead the 86-person field. The score helped guide the school to a second-place showing heading into final round action tomorrow.

As for the Lions, Nick Brothers (68-74—142) put his stamp on another fantastic round, as he blistered the course to shoot a first-round 68, including a birdie on the seventh hole. He concluded the day shooting an even-par 142.  He is currently tied with a duo from Nova Southeastern for sixth-place.

JP Albuquerque (75-73—148) landed in a tie for 32nd, as he delivered a six-over-par 148.  The Lodrina, Brazil native improved his score by two strokes in round two, as he delivered his 12th-consecutive round in the 70’s.

Tom Lynn (76-74—150) also demonstrated mastery of the course, as he decreased his strokes by two, with a second-round 74 and posted score of eight-over-par 150 to close the afternoon.

Mark McGuire was nearly identical to his teammate Lynn, as the senior tallied scores of 76 and 75 to finish with a nine-over-par 151.

The Lions will wrap-up third and final-round action from the Invitational tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start.