LAKELAND, Fla. – Following a tough start to the season’s opening tournament, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team righted the ship late in the day to move into a share of eighth at the Matlock Collegiate Classic. The Sharks carded a team total of (+20) 308 in round one, yet responded with a score of (+3) 291 in round two to climb back into the thick of the leaderboard.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: T-8th of 15 teams
Tournament Leader: Columbus State
Location: Lone Palm Golf Club | Lakeland, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Identical rounds of (+1) 289 have Columbus State out in front by eight strokes over host Florida Southern (+10).
- Florida Tech (+11) trails the Moccasins by just one shot to own sole possession of third, while West Florida (+15) and Lynn (+17) round out the Top-5 of the leaderboard.
- Florida Tech’s Max O’Hagan was the lone player to post two rounds in red numbers on Monday. At nine-under par, O’Hagan currently leads Jordan Doull of Columbus State by five shots.
- It was a tale of two rounds for NSU freshman Emanuel Olofsson. After recording an opening-round of (+8) 80, Olofsson battled back to fire a round of (-3) 69 in the afternoon to move into a tie for 19th.
- Olofsson is joined alongside by teammate Tomas Millet in 19th after the junior registered rounds of 76 and 73.
- Back-to-back rounds of 75 have freshman George Mills tied for 25th at six-over par.
- Daniel Celestino sits tied for 36th at seven-over par, with Jonny Cachon in 81st overall.
- Participating as an individual, freshman Jamie Markwick finished the day tied for 47th following rounds of (+4) 76 and (+5) 77.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- Saint Leo’s Kevin Johnson drained a hole-in-one in the second round on hole No. 13, marking just the second hole-in-one in the 39 years of the tournament.
The Sharks will hope to build off their second-round momentum when play resumes Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. For coverage of the action, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Twitter @NSU_MGolf.