North Florida Claims Team Crown at Graeme McDowell Invitational

North Florida Claims Team Crown at Graeme McDowell Invitational

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UNFOspreys.com) - Despite no golfers among the Top 10 finishers, the North Florida men's golf squad used a balanced performance to capture the team title of the Graeme McDowell Invitational hosted by UAB at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

EVENT
: Graeme McDowell Invitational
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 24
LOCATION: Greystone Golf & CC (Birmingham, Ala.)
COURSE INFO: Par 72 / 7,299 yards
UNF RESULT: 1st of 19 teams
TOP OSPREYCody Carroll (T11th | 73-69-72=214)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UNFOspreys.com) - Despite no golfers among the Top 10 finishers, the North Florida men's golf squad used a balanced performance to capture the team title of the Graeme McDowell Invitational hosted by UAB at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

FIRST TEE
- Sophomore Cody Carroll used an even-par 72 on the final day to hold onto his position in a tie for 11th, finishing with a total of 2-under 214
- Senior Michael Mattiace and sophomore Grant Sutliff shared team honors for lowest final round, carding rounds of 1-under 71 to share 14th-place at 1-under 215
- Freshmen Davis Lee (77) and Drew Angelo (72) rounded out the Osprey lineup, finishing T17 (216) and T22 (217), respectively
- Playing as an individual, Michael Saccente earned a tie for 85th (236) after a final round 82
- North Florida captured the championship with a 54-hole total of 850, including an 2-under 286 in the final round | Ospreys edged runner-up UAB by a single stroke

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# Golfstat Top 50 rankings not available yet this season)
North Florida (850), UAB (851), Arkansas State (854), South Carolina (865), Memphis (867), Troy (882), Louisiana (882), Chattanooga (885), Southern Miss (888), Western Kentucky (892), UL Monroe (893), Lipscomb (896), Samford (897), Jacksonville State (898), Winthrop (901), Southern Illinois (904), Wofford (906), High Point (906), Nicholls State (915)

INSIDE THE SCORECARD
- Tournament title marked the 56th in program history and the 29th of the Division I era
- UNF has finished first or second in two of three fall events
- Mattiace and Sutliff both posted back-to-back rounds under par to close the tournament
- North Florida held a one-shot advantage of the start of the day and maintained that lead to earn the win
- Four Ospreys fired rounds in the 60s at the event and four of the five players in the lineup recorded multiple rounds under-par
- Mattiace earned his fifth career tournament under-par, while Caroll had his second and Sutliff tallied the first of his career
- North Florida paced the field in both Par 4 (+4 / 4.03 avg) and Par 5 (-15 / 4.80 avg) scoring
- Ospreys finished tournament with 152 pars led by 33 from Lee
- The 62 birdies collected by UNF topped the tournament with Angelo leading the team with 15

UNF RESULTS

 1  North Florida  288  276  286  850 (-14)
 T11  Cody Carroll  73  69  72  214 (-2)
 T14  Michael Mattiace  75  69  71  215 (-1)
 T14  Grant Sutliff  76  68  71  215 (-1)
 T17  Davis Lee  69  70  77  216 (E)
 T22  Drew Angelo  71  74  72  217 (+1)
 T85  Michael Saccente (IND)  82  72  82  236 (+20)


SCHROEDER SAYS...
"Today was a great team win. We had no player in the Top 10, so winning the tournament is a great example of guys playing well at different times. We now get to take a break before finishing off the fall at the end of October." - Head coach Scott Schroeder

UP NEXT
North Florida concludes its fall tournament schedule at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Fla., on Oct. 20-21

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