Feb. 23, 2003
Tampa, FL. - The men's golf team of Florida Atlantic University shot a final round of 324 at the USF Invitational held at the University of South Florida golf course to finish 11th out of 15 colleges. The Owls finished with a three-round score of 934 while Matt Anderson finished fourth overall.
Anderson, who had shot a tournament low 69 on the first day of competition, was the only Owl to shoot a score less than 80 today. The senior from Tallahassee fired a 76 for the second consecutive day to finish the tournament with a score of eight-over par 221. Sophomore Joel Gibbons shot an 80 while Nicolai Syvertsen and Scott Kennedy fired off rounds of 83 and 87 respectively. Junior Michael Bailey was able to improve from yesterday's round to shoot an 85.
FAU, which was is in a tie for fourth place yesterday, fell seven places in the standings to 11th place with a three round total of 934. The Atlantic Sun Conference did well overall with Jacksonville State University holding on to its lead with a round of 304 for a three round total of 902 to take first place with fellow A-Sun member Central Florida taking second place with a final round 299 and three round total of 905. USF (907), University of South Alabama (311) and Florida Southern College (922) round out the top five. Gareth Maybin of USA defeated Fedrik Ohlsson of Francis Marion on the second playoff hole to capture the individual title at the 6830-yard par 71 course.
Florida Atlantic next takes part in the Emerald Coast Collegiate Invitational, March 1-2 in Gulf Breeze, FL.