No. 2 Nova Southeastern finishes first in St. Edward's Invitational with 10-over 874
AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 2 Nova Southeastern took the championship at the St. Edward’s Invitational with a score of 10-over 874 (294-282-298).
The Sharks took their first title of the spring after a frustrating start to the season. After taking the minimum amount of golfers to its first tournament, the Sharks were rained out of their second tournament at Armstrong Atlantic State. This week, NSU placed all five golfers in the top-25 and were the only team to have five golfers finish in the top-40.
No. 1 Benjamin Taylor entered the final day with the fourth-best score on his team, but finished as the top Shark and claimed third overall. He shot a 69 in round three, the lowest round in the tournament for his team. He finished the tournament at an even-par 216 (77-70-69).
One stroke behind Taylor was No. 6 Ricardo Celia, who tied for fourth after finishing with a third-round score of 75. Celia finished at 1-over 217 (71-71-75). Mitch Farrer tied for 12th in the tournament after shooting a 77 on the final day. Farrer checked in at 6-over 222 (73-72-77) for the tournament.
Behind Farrer by a stroke was Ian Facey, who rounded out the Sharks’ team score. Facey also scored a 77 in round three to bring his score to 7-over 223 (75-71-77). Rounding out the Sharks was freshman Hunter O'Mahony, who finished 21st overall with a final score of 9-over 225 (75-70-80). O’Mahony finished higher than the top golfer on six teams in the field.