Spartans Finish Second at Host Tournament

The Spartan’s golf team finished second at the Spartan Invitational held locally at Rogers Park in Tampa.

The four teams competing besides UT were St. Leo University, Eckerd College and Webber International.

Tampa beat out Eckerd and Webber in a close race for second, falling short only to the winner, St. Leo.

Individually, some Spartans shot very well, with three finishing in the top ten.

Scott Serwa, a freshman from Massachusetts, had an impressive performance, shooting a 71 in the first round and a 75 in the second, finishing four over and placing 6th.

The other two in the top ten, Kris Shane and Eric Snow, tied for 7th place and 9th place, respectively.

Shane shot a combined 147 and finished plus five, while Snow had one of the best second round scores of the day at 71.

He finished six over. Serwa and Snow both posted their best numbers of the season at the Invitational.

Also, the second place finish for the Spartans was their highest so far.

Among the other Spartans who finished were Kyle Roy and Quinn Trigg, who both tied for 12th, juniors Charlie Green and Nicolas Jutigny and finally sophomore Josh Detmer.

As a team, UT finished with 594 strokes and plus 26. Eckerd College finished 29 over and Webber International finished close behind with 30 over.

The winning St. Leo Lions finished five under, led by Mark McGuire, Cole Cisbani and JP Albuquerque standing alone in the top three. McGuire had the best score, finishing five under with 137 total strokes.

The Spartan golf team, led by coach Rick Christie, will compete again this month on Oct.19 and Oct. 20 at the St. Leo Invitational.

They then head to Orlando for the Rollins Invitational on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.

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