October 7, 2013

Men’s Golf in Sixth after First Day of Guy Harvey Invitational

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.  – The Saint Leo men's golf team currently sits in sixth place as the Lions have completed 18 holes in the Guy Harvey Invitational competed at the PGA National Golf Course in south Florida on Monday.  Saint Leo shot an opening-round 294 and trail tournament-leading Rollins by eight strokes. 

Round two, intended to start on Monday afternoon, was delayed by weather and will be completed Tuesday morning.

Back to the top of the Lions' leaderboard is Trevor Joseph along with veteran Chaz Heinz, both posting a 1-over-73 and in a tie for 16th place.   In a tie just a single stroke behind the leading duo, Joey Savoie and Ryan Gendron both carded a 2-over-74 and are tied for 31, showing just how tight the field is after one round.

Casey Bannon rounded out the Lions' opening round with a 79, keeping all five Saint Leo cards in the 70's despite the weather threat.

Rollins College, ranked 25th, was the first round leader as the Tars shot a two-under 286 as a team, while top-ranked Barry shot a 2-over-290 to stand in second place.  An impressive Guy Harvey field includes eight teams ranked in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, including five teams ranked in the Top 10.

Tuesday's play will get underway at 8:15 a.m. with the completion of the second round.  Third round play will begin immediately following the conclusion of the weather-delayed second round.

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