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Three Eagles Compete in 93rd Amateur Championship
Monday, June 28, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A trio of FGCU golfers concluded play at the 93rd Amateur Championship on Sunday at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. Sophomore Alex Medinis (Fort Myers, Fla.) tied for fifth place to lead the Eagle competitors.

Scoring the tournament’s single-round low score of 66 in the final round, Medinis ended the four round event in a five-way tie for fifth overall with a 293 (76-77-74-66). Junior Daniel Mazziotta (Fort Myers, Fla.) also made it in the top 20 with a 296 (73-78-72-73), good for share of 16th overall and sophomore Brandon Pena (Clewiston, Fla.) finished in a split for 41st with a 304 (74-75-80-75).

"I'm very proud of our Eagles in the State Amateur Championship," said FGCU assistant golf coach Brent Jensen. "Medinis, Mazziotta and Pena played some really solid golf. Medinis' tournament low-round score of 66 in the final round catapaulted him into the tie for fifth place. Dan played very solid throught the tournament but had a stretch of four holes in the second round that held him back. Pena also played three solid rounds and had just one round where he struggled a bit. It is great to see our guys step up and play well this summer, and I know it will give the team a lot of confidence heading into the fall season."

UNF’s Sean Dale picked up the title with the tournament low score of 285 (70-73-73-69).

The 93rd Amateur Championship was played at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The breathtaking course sweeps across 270 acres along the shores of the Butler Chain of Lakes. The Champion, Challenger and Charger links feature 27 holes of tour championship golf, a challenging though fair test for both professionals and amateurs alike.

93rd Florida State Amateur - Bay Hill Club & Lodge - Orlando, Fla. - Atlantic Sun Competitors
Position
Player
To Par
Rnd. 1
Rnd. 2
Rnd. 3
Rnd. 4
Total
1
Sean Dale (UNF)
-3
70
73
73
69
285
T5.
Alex Medinis (FGCU)
+5
76
77
74
66
293
T10.
Gabe Costa (Stetson)
+6
70
74
74
76
294
T16.
Daniel Mazziotta (FGCU)
+8
73
78
72
73
296
T28.
Kevin Aylwin (UNF)
+12
73
78
73
76
300
T35.
Major Forbess (UNF)
+14
71
78
72
81
302
T41.
Chris Kennedy (UNF)
+16
78
71
78
77
304
T41.
Brandon Pena (FGCU)
+16
74
75
80
75
304
T47.
Joe Byun (UNF)
+17
72
81
72
80
305
T59.
Sam Ryder (Stetson)
+23
70
77
81
83
311
T63.
Will Braude (Jacksonville)
+27
78
76
76
85
315