Eagles in Sixth After First Day at FAU
Friday, March 25, 2011
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The FGCU men’s golf team opened play at the FAU Spring Break Championship on Friday with a team score of 293 to sit in sole possession of sixth place after the first day at Gleneagles Country Club.

Junior Alex Medinis (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS) paced the Eagles with a four-under par 68 to sit in a tie for second overall in the field of 93. FGCU is just two strokes out of third place and seven out of second place.

No. 24 Ohio State, one of four teams in the field ranked in the top 100 by Golf Week, leads the way with a 10-under par 278. BIG EAST member DePaul was the only other team under-par with a 286 (-2), while Nebraska’s 291 was good enough for sole possession of third place.

Medinis’ under-par round was one of 14 on the day and his fourth of the season. The Fort Myers product capped his last tournament (USF Rio Pinar Invite) with a one-under par 71.

Senior Dan Mazziotta (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake HS) fired an even-par 72 to equal the program single-season record with rounds at par or lower with 18. Mazziotta is tied for 15th place and has now produced a counting score in 27 of his 28 rounds this season.

FGCU’s other two scores came from junior Patrick Williams (Toronto, Canada/Crescent School) and either freshman Matt Cote (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor University HS) or Gyles Robin (Jersey, England/ De La Salle College). Williams opened the 54-hole event with a 76, while both Cote and Robin turned in 77s.

The second round of the three-day event will commence with a shotgun start on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

FGCU PARTICIPANTS
T-2. Alex Medinis – 68(-4)
T-15. Dan Mazziotta – 72(E)
T-50. Patrick Williams – 76
T-55. Matt Cote – 77
T-55. Gyles Robin – 77

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS (Golf Week Ranking)
1. Ohio State (24) – 278(-10)
2. DePaul (211) – 286(-2)
3. Nebraska (114) – 291
T-4. FAU (176) – 292
T-4. Minnesota (77) – 292
6. FGCU (76) – 293
T-7. Miami-Ohio (112) – 295
T-7. Northwestern (38) – 295
T-7. Marshall (138) – 295
10. Michigan State (160) – 297
11. Northern Illinois (162) – 300
12. Murray State (133) – 305
13. Marquette (153) – 306
14. UConn (185) – 308
15. USF (193) – 310
16. Eastern Michigan (113) – 316
17. Wisconsin (168) – 323