Sailfish Finish 10th at Saint Leo Invitational
September 20, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
DADE CITY Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic men’s golf finished 10th at the Saint Leo Invitational on Tuesday evening, just seven shots back of the defending National Champion Saint Leo.
The ‘Fish struggled on the day, shooting a 309 as six teams shot over 300 in the round after just three plus-300 rounds in the 12-team field on day one. Sean Boyle led the Sailfish with a two-over 74 on Tuesday as he improved his score by two shots in each round to finish at 228.
Trent Harris – playing as an individual – shot a 76 on Tuesday as did David Liu as Harris finished at 227 (74-77-76). Liu led the team with a 220 for the tournament, finishing four-over par and in a tie for 27th place. Ben Murray shot 80 and finished at 224 with David Jizdny shooting 79 and Daniel Langley carding an 82 in the final round.
Florida Southern was the team winner, shooting 852 (279-279-294). John Coultas from FSC and Cabrick Waters from Limestone College led the 74-man field with eight-under 208.
The Sailfish set a program record on Monday afternoon with their second round 289 to finish the day in a tie for sixth place. Six of the nation’s top 25 teams competed in the event. The ‘Fish shot a round of nine-over par 297 in round one, and followed it with a one-over 289 in the second round.
David Liu led the ‘Fish in the first round Monday as he fired a one-under par 71. Liu was five-under par after the front nine in his second round of the day, but struggled on the back nine to finish with a one-over 73. Liu sits in a tie for 17th as he sits even-par after two rounds.
Liu’s stellar play was matched by senior Ben Murray, as Murray began the day with a two-over 74, but finished the day with an impressive round of 70, the lowest Sailfish round of the day. Murray is tied with Liu and four others for 17th.
David Jizdny had a very up-and-down day, as he shot an 83 in the morning session, but followed it with a two-under 70 of his own in the second round. Daniel Langley shot rounds of 74 and 77 Monday and Sean Boyle shot 78 and 76. Trent Harris, competing as an individual, shot 74 and 77 on day one.
The Sailfish are back in action on Oct. 3-4 at the University of North Georgia Invitational in Achasta, Ga.