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Opening-Round 285 Puts Men's Golf Nine Strokes Back at A-Sun Championship

April 18, 2005


Nashville - The Florida Atlantic men's golf team had a solid day at the Atlantic Sun Championship Monday, though a quick glance at the standings might not reveal it. Despite placing eighth after the first round of competition, three FAU golfers equaled or broke par, and the team finished just nine strokes behind leader Campbell.

Freshman Michael Berger had the best day of any FAU golfer, tying for 16th place overall with a one-under 70. Sophomores Ben Gardner and Tommy Suri finished a stroke behind him and tied for 20th place with matching 71's.

Junior Kevin Clark rebounded from a damaging 40 on the front nine to shoot 33 over the back nine and get back into competition. He sits in a 34th place tie with his 73. Freshman Marco Morales is in 44th with his first-round 75.

The Owls resume competition Tuesday in the second round of the championship.

Team Scores
1. Campbell 276
t2. UCF 279
t2. North Florida 279
t4. Georgia State 281
t4. Mercer 281
t4. Belmont 281
7. Jacksonville 284
8. Florida Atlantic 285
9. Troy 289
10. Lipscomb 292
11. Gardner-Webb 297
12. Stetson 298

FAU Individual Results
t16. Michael Berger 70
t20. Ben Gardner 71
t20. Tommy Suri 71
t34. Kevin Clark 73
t44. Marco Morales 75



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