LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University sophomore Sully Zagerman entered the final round of the Stetson Legacy Intercollegiate two strokes back of the leaders, but came out a medalist as his third-round 74 propelled him to the top of the leaderboard and the Owls into fourth place.
"It feels really good to finally have hard work pay off," the Windermere, Fla. native said. "It feels like a long time coming, but hopefully it's just the beginning for me and hopefully Owls golf."
Zagerman led the field of 54 with 12 birdies and a 3.97 par-four average and also went 2-under on par threes in his 70-70-74 214 to tie with Bethune Cookman's Daniel Brennan for first overall.
"Sully has been really working hard and been playing steady all year," FAU Head Coach Ross Cash said. "I could see this coming. He had the "eye of the Owl" from the moment we got out of the team van. This is a big step in his development."
- FAU's Ricky Hendler climbed 15 spots with his final round of 71 to tie for 19th overall with a 77-75-71 223
- Adam Friedman placed tied for 35th after his 73-74-80 227
- Cody Christensen followed closely with a 75-78-75 228 to tie for 37th
- Brian Dolehide finished tied for 41st with a score of 75-77-78 230
The Owls will take part in the Fort Lauderdale Classic March 5-6