March 30, 2014
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - After finishing in tenth-place in the second round, Florida Atlantic University shot a team total of 293 in the final round to finish the Slomin Autism Invitational in eighth-place. The Owls' A team recorded a three-round total of 885, while the B team finished in 14th-place with 946 strokes.
Connor O'Rourke was FAU's top finisher for the tournament, tying for 22nd-place with rounds of 78, 70 and 72. Derron Peyton followed tying for 28th with a three-round total of 221. Peyton led FAU in pars, shooting even-par on 39 holes. Freshman Caleb Sibley tied for 31st carding 72 in the third-round and led the team in eagles. O'Rourke, Peyton and Sibley finished just one shot apart. Airik Medinis tied for 38th with round of 76, 74 and 74. Blake Lyle rounded out the A team with 233 strokes over the three days.
The B team was led by Joseph Arazi who tied for 61st with 232 strokes over three-rounds. Finishing with just two strokes more than Arazi was Payton Olsen. Olsen shot rounds of 76, 82, and 76. Senior Alex Gates tied for 68th with 235 strokes. Dan Cavanaugh rounded out the B team shooting 81 on the final day of the tournament to finish in 77th-place.
The Owls will conclude their regular season schedule on Monday, March 7 at the Jim West Intercollegiate in McKinney, Texas before heading to the Conference USA Men's Golf Championship on Sunday, April 20 in Texarkana, Texas.