Spartans 14th in Season Opener

Spartans 14th in Season Opener

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's golf team opened its 2017-18 season with a 14th-place finish at the Griffin Invitational.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 14th, 917 strokes, +53 (304-306-307)
Team Champion: West Florida, 831 strokes
Location: Streamsong Resort | Bowling Green, Fla.
Host: Saint Leo University
Total Rounds: 3
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Jacques Celestino| 52nd overall, 226

Jonathan Buller | 63rd overall, 228

Justin Elwell | 63rd overall, 228

Robert Montagnino | 70th overall, 230

Patrick Montagnino | 82nd overall, 239

OTHER NOTABLES:
Buller opened the tournament with UT's best individual round, carding a 71.

Celestino and Elwell were the lone Spartans to shoot under 80 in all three rounds.

• Also competing for Tampa were Myles Wharram (239), Grant Heelan (242) and Nick DiMarco (246). 

• West Florida's Jacob Huizinga was the top individual with a 202 (-14).

• Also representing the Sunshine State Conference were Lynn (2), Florida Southern (4), Nova Southeastern (5), Florida Tech (7), Saint Leo (10), Palm Beach Atlantic (13) and Eckerd (15).

UP NEXT:
The Spartans travel to Dunedin, Fla., for the University of South Carolina-Beaufort Invitational on October 1-3. The event will be played at Innisbrook Golf Club.

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