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No. 30 Men's Golf Stands in 7th Place after Day 2 of Lexus Invitational
Monday, February 27, 2006
NAPLES, Fla. – The Florida Gulf University men’s golf team is idling in seventh place in the Lexus Naples Intercollegiate Invitational with a 593 total after day two. The invitational is being held at the Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club with 12 teams participating. Baylor University currently stands in first place with a score of 566.

The Lexus Invitational is hosted by PGA TOUR professional Peter Jacobsen and is in it’s second year running.

The Eagles are currently ranked 30th in Division II by Golfstat with their highest finish as a team at 5th at the Matlock Invitational earlier this year. In a rebuilding year, the Eagles have a young team with seven freshman, two sophomores and only one junior and one senior.

Leading the FGCU pack is freshmen Kyle Henderson (Clermont, FL) and Kyle Hammond (Windermere, FL) with are tied in the 21st spot with a score of 148, four over. They both shot 74 in round one and round two. Senior Drew Pierson (Lockport, IL) stands in 30th place with a two-day score of 150, six over. Pierson shot 79 in round one and improved to a 71 team best so far in round two. David Blue (Edina, MN), a sophomore transfer from the University of Minnesota, ended day two with a score of 153 along with teammate freshman Chris Covelli (Amherst, NY) to tie in 36th place so far. Blue shot 82 on the first day and 71 on the second meeting invite team best with Blue and Covelli shot 76 and 77.

Current overall leaders are Ryan Baca (Richmond, Texas) from Baylor University and Kyle Reifers (Columbus, OH) from Wake Forest University both with a two day score of 138, six under, tied for first.

Check back to the FGCU athletics website for final scores and summary of the Lexus Invitational.

Two Day Team Results  
  1 Florida Southern Col     288  300  303    891   +27
  2 West Florida, U. of      290  309  294    893   +29
  3 Lynn University          306  292  296    894   +30
  4 Missouri, U. of          299  306  293    898   +34
  5 Florida Gulf Coast U     297  309  300    906   +42
  6 Kansas State Univ.       305  307  298    910   +46
  7 Rollins College          307  302  302    911   +47
T  8 Francis Marion U.        298  313  303    914   +50
T  8 Old Dominion Univ.       309  305  300    914   +50
 10 Barry University         306  311  298    915   +51
T 11 Georgia Coll & St. U     306  308  305    919   +55
T 11 Tenn.-Chattanooga        302  315  302    919   +55
T 13 Delta State U.           307  320  299    926   +62
T 13 Valdosta St. U.          309  314  303    926   +62
 15 Nova Southeastern U.     309  313  306    928   +64

Individual Results    
21  Kyle Henderson        FL GulfCoU   74   74    148   +4
    Kyle Hammond          FL GulfCoU   74   74    148   +4
30  Drew Pierson          FL GulfCoU   79   71    150   +6
36  David Blue            FL GulfCoU   82   71    153   +9
     Chris Covelli         FL GulfCoU   76   77    153   +9