Oct. 28, 2013
MIROMAR LAKES, Fla. – Junior Pablo Gerboles-Parrilla highlighted Florida Atlantic University’s performance at the Cobra-PUMA Invitational on Monday carding 66 for his lowest collegiate round and earning the team’s top finish, in fourth place. Gerboles-Parilla’s finish was also his best since joining FAU in 2011.
The native of Leon, Spain shot a round of 72 in his freshman year at the Sun Belt Conference Championships which was his lowest round entering the tournament. He shot rounds of 74 and 71 on opening day, tying for 11th, and led the tournament in eagles with two. Gerboles-Parilla birdied seven of the first 36 holes and six more in the final round.
Gerboles-Parilla played at Cobra-PUMA last season as an individual where he ended 7-over 223, finishing tied for 39th. His tournament finish this year improved by 12 strokes for a total of 5-under 211 on the Par 72, 7,390 yard Miromar Lakes Golf Club course.
Connor O’Rourke and team captain Alex Gates finished in a four-way tie for 16th place. O’Rourke carded 71 in the opening round, his lowest score for the tournament, followed by a second round score of 72 to tie for seventh. He shot 76 in the final round bringing his total to 219 for the two days of play. Gates carded 75 in the first round, tying for 33rd. The senior then shot even par in the second round improving his finish to a 22nd place tie. Shooting even par again in his final round allowed Gates to break into the top-20. Overall, Gates shot even par on 34 out of 54 holes.
Derron Peyton shot his lowest round for the tournament, tallying 71 strokes to improve his 36th place tie from opening day to finish tied for 22nd. Peyton’s score included shooting even par on 34 holes. Airik Medinis completed FAU’s team scoring, carding rounds of 73, 77 and 76. His tournament total of 226 was good for a 38th place tie while he led FAU in pars shooting even on 37 holes. Payton Olsen, who played as an individual, finished tied for 43rd shooting rounds of 78, 76 and 74.
The Owls finished the first day in second place with a team total of 583 while Florida Gulf Coast led the tournament with 568. The team was able to improve their 15 stroke deficit to 13 as FAU finished in second place shooting 868 and Florida Gulf Coast took first-place honors shooting 855.
FAU will compete at Stetson University’s Invitational beginning on Monday, Nov. 4 at Victoria Hills Golf Club in Deland, Fla. to finish their fall schedule.