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Men's Golf Finishes Tied-4th in Belmont Fall Shootout
BRENTWOOD, TENN. - At the 2007 Belmont Fall Shootout hosted by Belmont, the FGCU men's golf squad finished in 4th place (tied) in the second tournament of the season.
The participating schools were Akron, Cleveland State, Northern Illinois, FGCU, Ball State, Miami, Austin Peay, Troy, William and Mary, Marshall and Belmont.
The 54-hole event was played on the 7,043 yard Par 72 Nashville Golf & Athletic Club layout. The teams played 36 holes on Monday (Oct. 15) and a final 18 on Saturday (Oct. 16). Despite overnight rains which softened the course, scores remained relatively high with fast greens and challenging hole locations.
The Eagles recorded a composite team score of 882 during the tournament’s 54 holes. Akron took the team tourney title with an 871, 10 strokes ahead of Cleveland State.
Kyle Henderson was the Eagles' top finisher in the two-day event when he turned in a one-under 215 (-1) which placed him in a tie for 2nd overall. He shot a 71 in the first round of the tourney.
Robert Taylor came in second on FGCU's scorecard with a three-round total of 217 (+1) which tied him for 7th individually. His best round of the event was a 68 on Friday's second round.
Daniel Mazziotta and Michael Hart recorded scores of 225 (+9) and 226 (+10), placing them T-31st and T-35th, respectively. Zach Robinson rounded out FGCU's card with a 234 (+18), which placed him in a tie for 54th. Mazziotta’s best round of 72 took place in Monday’s second 18 holes, while Hart and Robinson saved their best rounds for Tuesday’s round.
Austin Peay’s Grant Leaver claimed the tournament title in a three-man playoff with Henderson and Miami (OH)’s Nathan Sutherland. The trio finished with matching 54 hole totals of 215 (-1). Leaver birdied the first playoff hole.
Campbell’s Fredric Sundberg also finished at 215, but was unable to participate in the playoff due to travel.
The men's golf squad will be back out on the course on Oct. 22 to compete in the Charleston Southern Fall Invitational in Goosecreek, S.C.
Belmont Fall Shootout
7,043 yards : Par 72
Nashville Golf & Athletic Club : Brentwood, Tenn.
1) Akron 291-285-295=871
2) Cleveland State 291-289-301=881
2) Northern Illinois 303-282-296=881
4) Campbell University 293-294-295=882
4) FGCU 296-287-299=882
6) Ball State 299-290-294=883
7) Miami (Ohio) 300-285-304=889
8) Austin Peay 298-302-296=896
9) Troy 302-297-299=898
10) William & Mary 305-300-301=906
11) Marshall 309-299-303=911
12) Belmont 316-296-307=919
T2. Kyle Henderson : 71-72-72=215
T7. Robert Taylor : 72-68-77=217
T31. Daniel Mazziotta : 77-72-76=225
T35. Michael Hart : 76-75-75=226
54. Zach Robinson : 79-79-76=234