Sailfish Finish Third, Liu Fourth at Spring Kickoff Invitational
February 16, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic men's golf team finished 3rd out of the 17 teams competing in the Spring Kickoff Invitational on Tuesday. PBA (290-285-299, 874) finished nine strokes behind Armstrong State University and five strokes behind Carson-Newman University.
The Sailfish will be back in action in two weeks as they travel to Sebring, Fla. to take part in the Golf Classic Invitational.
Day 2: The Sailfish struggled a bit in round three after two very impressive rounds Monday but still managed a sub-300 round as they finished with a 299 (+15). Ben Murray shot the low Sailfish round of the day as his 1-under par back nine propelled him to a 2-over par 73. Murray responded after scoring a quadruple-bogey eight on the first hole of his day to shoot under par golf the rest of his round.
The rest of the Sailfish shot 75's and 76's on the day as Daniel Langley and David Liu both finished with a 4-over par 75 and Dylan Allen and David Jizdny both shot 5-over par 76's.
Day 1: The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s golf team fired two impressive rounds on Monday, as they shot a 6-over par 290 in round one and followed it up with an outstanding 1-over par 285 in round two. The two-round total of 575 sits the Sailfish in a tie for second place with one round to play on Tuesday. Armstrong State University currently sits atop the leaderboard, as they are three strokes ahead of PBA as well as Carson-Newman.
David Liu shot back-to-back rounds of 68 (-3) on Monday. The 6-under par day for Liu sits him alone in second place on the overall leaderboard behind only Christian Constance from North Greenville University. Junior Ben Murray, after shooting a first round of 77, came back in the afternoon with a 68 of his own and sits in a tie for 22nd overall. Liu and Murray both finished with five birdies in their second rounds Monday.
Following Liu and Murray on the leaderboard were impressive scores from David Jizdny (72-75, 147), Daniel Langley (74-75, 149), and Dylan Allen (76-74, 150).
Competing as an individual is Ryan Fowler, who had an exciting day of his own, shooting rounds of 78 (+7) and 73(+2) including a hole-in-one on the par 3 10th hole Monday.