PALM BEACH GARDENS, F.L. – Upon conclusion of the Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on Tuesday (October 13th, 2015), the Valdosta State Blazer golf team picked up two positions in the third and final round and overtook Florida Tech with a 26-over 890 to close out the tournament.
As a player on the 7045-yard, par-72 Champion course, a 4-over 76 round for Chris Rogers on Tuesday resulted in a 4-over 220 in the tournament and earned the senior a spot tied for 20th place among 97 players in the three-round tournament. Jake Harpe‘s final round of 1-over 73 put the sophomore on Rogers’ heels and secured a tie for 25th place with an overall score of 221.
Colton Godwin‘s 73 strokes on the day matched Harpe’s effort for a 36th place finish and an overall score of 7-over 223. Meanwhile, Mitch Lomis delivered an 11-over 227 effort after posting 75 strokes on Tuesday for a 3-over score, and freshman Matt Anderson offered up his best round of the tournament with a 3-over 75.
Saint Leo held on to win the tournament with a team effort that resulted in an even par 864 finish. West Florida and Florida Southern both delivered strong finishes to jump to second and third place, respectively, while Johnson & Wales and Nova Southeastern earned a tie for fourth place at 11-over. Holding position with the Blazers in a tie for 10th place were Flagler and Rollins.
Next up for the Blazers is a trip to Puerto Rico for the UIS Island Getaway Tournament. The two-day tournament is scheduled to begin on the morning of October 26th, 2015.