FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU men’s golf team will head to Delray Beach, Fla. on Friday for the 2010 FAU Invitational at Gleneagles Country Club. The Eagles tee off the opening round of the three-day event on Friday morning and the competition concludes on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles will be competing against sixteen teams from 10 different states in the three-day event. Defending champion University of Illinois leads the list of competitors, with the Illini being ranked 12th in the latest Golf Week collegiate rankings. Other ranked teams include the University of Iowa, 41st; University of Michigan, 45th; Eastern Michigan University, 72nd; University of Notre Dame, 79th; Penn State, 82nd; Ohio State University, 85th; University of Minnesota, 87th; St. Mary’s College (Calif.), 97th; and FAU, 100th. Rounding out the tournament field will be Murray State University, Marquette University, Northern Illinois University, USF, and University of Wisconsin.
Gleneagles Country Club is a pristine, private golf and country club resort community offering members an exclusive choice for legendary resort living. The resort includes two, 18-hole championship Karl Litten-designed golf courses and celebrated golfers who have played Gleneagles courses include Sam Snead, Billy Casper, Doug Sanders, Gay Brewer, Bob Goalby, Doug Ford, Steffi Graff and Ivan Lendl.
In their last competition, the Eagles sat ahead of all schools after submitting an opening round 301. The five-man squad turned in a 300 in Sunday’s final round, bringing the tournament total to 601 and putting the Eagles in second place.
Senior Michael Hart (London, England) submitted a tournament-low 72 in the opening round and led the way for the Eagles with a 147 (72-75), good for a share of third overall. Sophomore Alex Medinis (Fort Myers, Fla.) sat alone in ninth place with a score of 151 (77-74), while Junior Daniel Mazziotta (Fort Myers, Fla.) and Patrick Williams (Toronto, Ontario) finished in a five-way tie for 10th overall with a 152, (77-75) and (75-77), respectively.
Dan Mazziotta – Jr. (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Gyles Robin – Jr. (Jersey, England)
Alex Medinis – So. (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Jeremy Self – So. (Tupelo, Miss.)
Brandon Pena – So. (Clewiston, Fla.)