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Men's Golf Tee's Off Fall Play

Oct. 10, 2003

Howie-in-the-Hills, FL - The men's golf team at Florida Atlantic University finished it's opening round Friday afternoon in fourth place at the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic, in Howie-in-the-Hills, FL. FAU's Torstein Nevestad, a freshman from Oslo, Norway, is atop the leader board after shooting a two-under first-round score of 69. As a team, the Owls are just two strokes back of leader Old Dominion University.

With two days left the Owls have their sights on a first place finish. FAU finished the day with a team score of 290 while Gardner-Webb and Bethune-Cookman are a single stroke ahead, 289, tied for second place. Winthrop is bunched with the leaders as well, coming in a shot behind FAU, 291. The next closest team is Charleston Southern, six strokes back at 297.

Three other Owls finished the first-round inside of the top-30. Joel Gibbons and Ben Gardner (T16) shot two-over 73, while Anibal Ochoa (T28) started the tournament with a 75. In all, the tournament has 85 participants and 17 teams.

Michael Himebaugh concluded the Owls' opening round by shooting an 82.

FAU continues play on Saturday, and concludes the tournament Sunday.

Team Results
FAU (290/T-4th)

Individual Results
Torstein Nevestad (36-33-69/T-1st)
Joel Gibbons (39-34-72/T-16th)
Ben Gardner (37-36-72/T-16th)
Anibal Ochoa (38-37-75/T-28th)
Michael Himebaugh (41-41-76/T-82rd)



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