April 1, 2003
Jacksonville, AL. - After a poor first round, the Florida Atlantic University men's golf team shot its second lowest round of the spring to finish ninth overall at the Amoco Ultimate-Young Oil Intercollegiate hosted by Jacksonville State University at Silver Lakes Golf Club. All five Owls improved on their first round scores as Matt Anderson and Nicolai Syvertsen finished in the top-30 on the 6846-yard par 72 course.
Anderson fired back-to-back rounds of 75 to finish with a three round score of 228 to finish in a tie for 24th place, his fourth top-25 finish this spring. Nicolai Syvertsen shot a team low final round of 74 after finishing the second round with an 80. Scott Kennedy and Joel Gibbons both finished with three round totals of 233 to tie for 43rd while freshman Cris Anderson shot identical rounds of 87 in his first collegiate tournament.
The Owls fired a second round score of 309, a four-stroke improvement from the previous day, before shooting a final round 301, the teams second lowest round of the semester. Unfortunately that was not enough to overcome Jacksonville State, the Amoco Ultimate Team Champion. Armstrong Atlantic College (885), University of South Alabama (894), Austin Peay State University (897) and Columbus State University (910) round out the top five. University of Central Florida (911), Samford University (916), Troy State University (937), Belmont University (945) and Stetson University (965) round out the other Atlantic Sun competitors.
FAU will continue its season April 7-8 at the Belmont Invitational in Franklin, TN.
Matt Anderson (78-75-75-228/T-24th)
Nicolai Syvertsen (75-80-74/T-30th)
Scott Kennedy (81-76-76-233/T-43rd)
Joel Gibbons (79-78-76-233/T-43rd)
Cris Anderson (90-87-87-264/95th)
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