July 1, 2011

Former Lion Qualifies for Florida State Open

Cole Cisbani Uses Knowledge of Course to Collect Qualifier

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Former Saint Leo men's golfer Cole Cisbani is back in the news as he qualified for the Florida State Open at his former home course, the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, earlier this week.

Cisbani fired the second lowest round of the final day as he posted an even-par 72. Playing through an extremely wet course, the former Lion compiled three birdies and 12 pars to earn his spot in the tournament.

He struck on 12-of-14 fairways and 14-of-18 greens and averaged 327 yards-per-drive. In qualifying for the Open, Cisbani used consistent irons and a strong putting game to solidify his spot.

After the round, Cisbani mentioned, "I made a few mental mistakes that kept me from shooting under. I will be at the course tomorrow to work on a few things, but making the qualifier is rewarding".

Cisbani is the son of current Men's Golf Coach Ray Cisbani.

The former Lion competed with the Green & Gold from 2007-2010 where he helped the Lions to their first team NCAA Regional appearance in school history as a senior in 2010.

The Florida State Open Finals well be held at Black Diamond Country Club from July 15-17.