Men's Golf Finishes Ninth at SSC Championship
April 25, 2017
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
VIERA, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic men's golf finished ninth at the Sunshine State Conference Championships on Tuesday, as they fell behind Tampa during the final round. Barry University won the tournament, and Saint Leo finished in second place. The season ends for the Sailfish, which took some big strides in 2017, including receiving votes in the GCAA Coaches Poll for the first time in program history.
Day Three: It was a rough day on the course for the Sailfish Tuesday, who just couldn't seem to get things going. The 'Fish only recorded two birdies on the day, after recording 24 in the first two rounds. Ben Murray and David Liu posted the best rounds of the day for the 'Fish as they both shot rounds of 79 on Tuesday. Murray finishes 25th overall in the tournament while Liu finishes in a tie for 35th.
Trent Harris shot a nine-over par 81 on the day, as he broke the tie he was in with two other Sailfish golfers coming into the day. Daniel Langley shot an 82 on the day to close out his tournament. David Jizdny shot a final-round 84 to round out the scores for the Sailfish.
Day Two: Palm Beach Atlantic shot a second round 305 on Tuesday, and are in eighth place in the Sunshine State Conference Championship after two days of play. The Sailfish, who are just four shots back from No. 14 Rollins College, are ahead of Tampa and Eckerd. No. 2 ranked Barry University is running away with the tournament, as they hold a large lead over the rest of the field.
Ben Murray once again led the charge for the Sailfish, following up his stellar round of 70 on Sunday with a solid 73 on Monday morning. Murray sits in a tie for 9th on the overall leaderboard after two days of play. David Liu is in 28th on the leaderboard, as he shot a five-over par 77 on Monday.
The Sailfish are looking to climb up the leaderboard in the final round of the tournament, which will begin Tuesday morning at Duran Golf Club.
Day One: Palm Beach Atlantic men’s golf, fueled by Ben Murray and David Liu’s under-par rounds, shot a stellar first round of 292 on Sunday at the Sunshine State Men’s Golf Championship. This is the first year that the ‘Fish are competing in the tournament, as Palm Beach Atlantic is in their final year as a provisional member of the SSC. The Sailfish 292 has them in seventh place in the tournament, and two spots ahead of Rollins College, who is ranked No. 14 nationally. No. 2 ranked Barry is in the lead after round one of the tournament as they shot a first round of eight-under 280.
Sailfish senior Murray had an impressive day on the course, birdieing six holes on the day en route to a two-under par 70, tying his lowest round of the season. Murray shot 35 on both the front and the back Sunday as he sits in a tie for sixth on the overall leaderboard.
Just one shot back from Murray is Liu who shot a one-under par 71 on the day. Liu shot a 35 on his first nine holes of the day and made par on his last seven holes of the day to stay under par for the round. Liu is in a tie for 17th on the leaderboard.
Daniel Langley had a solid day for the ‘Fish as well, shooting a three-over par 75 on the day. Next up for the Sailfish was David Jizdny, who shot 76 on Sunday, making four birdies along the way. Trent Harris was the final Sailfish golfer competing, and shot a solid 77 on the first day of the three-day tournament.
The Sailfish will be back on the course at 8 a.m. tomorrow for another 18 holes. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday morning at Duran Golf Club. Follow live scoring for the tournament with the link available on pbasailfish.com and on the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championship page.