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Men's Golf Finishes 10th At Competitive JU Invitational
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

PONTE VERDRA BEACH, Fla. – The FGCU men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Jacksonville Invitational held on the PLAYERS Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass on Tuesday by finishing in 10th place in the 15-team field that included nine of Golf Week’s Top 100.

The Eagles were unable to improve on yesterday’s pair of 304s by shooting a team score of 308 in Tuesday’s final round.

Led by medalist Banks Vongvanij, who entered the tournament as the top ranked player in the country, Florida took home the team title with a six-under 858. Vongvanij won the individual honors with a 69(-3)-69(-3)-73/211.

Fellow A-Sun member North Florida (883), Jacksonville State (886), No. 42 Liberty (886) and No. 40 Clemson (888) rounded out the top five.

For the third straight round, senior Dan Mazziotta (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake HS) put together a three-over 75 to finish in a tie for 20th with junior Brandon Pena (Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston HS). Mazziotta has finished in the top 20 in all six tournaments in 2010-11 and 24 times out of 33 career tournaments. He produced a tournament-best 42 pars and played the course’s par 3s at even-par.

Pena joined Mazziotta in the four-way tie for 20th out of 75 participants with a 78 in the final round. Pena’s 74-73-78/225 was fueled by his success on the par 5 where he was two-under par for the tournament. Junior Alex Medinis (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS) moved up seven spots into a tie for 38th with a three-over 75. Medinis carded a 77-78-75/230 for the tournament. The team’s fourth and final score of the day came from junior Patrick Williams (Toronto, Canada/Crescent School), who shot an 80.

FGCU will be back in action later this month when it heads to Houston, Texas to participate in the 11th Annual Rice Intercollegiate. The three round tournament will commence on Monday, Feb. 21 with 36-holes at the Westwood Golf Club.

FGCU PARTICIPANTS
T-20. Brandon Pena – 74-73-78/225
T-20. Dan Mazziotta – 75-75-75/225
T-38. Alex Medinis – 77-78-75/230
T-53. Patrick Williams – 78-78-80/236
64. Kyle English – 78-84-80/242

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS (Golf Week Ranking)
1. Florida (1) – 286-283-289/858(-6)
2. North Florida (50) – 300-286-297/883
T-3. Liberty (43) – 300-290-294/886
T-3. Jacksonville State (88) – 294-298-296/886
5. Clemson (41) – 303-297-288/888
6. Wake Forest (21) – 301-296-297/894
7. East Carolina (42) – 305-298-299/902
8. Mercer (111) – 301-297-306/904
9. East Tennessee State (80) – 312-303-295/910
10. Florida Gulf Coast (81) – 304-304-308/916
11. Charleston Southern (208) – 307-310-306/923
12. Georgia State (149) – 314-310-304/928
T-13. Jacksonville (141) – 311-306-316/933
T-13. James Madison (168) – 313-321-299/933
15. Old Dominion (180) – 322-295-DNF