CHARLESTON, S.C. – FGCU Males’s Golf leads the 18-team discipline of the Daniel Island Intercollegiate after day one on Sunday.
FGCU’s opening-round 295 propelled the Eagles atop the workforce leaderboard standings. The Inexperienced and Blue leads No. 23 Mississippi State by one stroke, No. 61 South Carolina by 9 photographs and No. 48 Mercer by 18.
“The circumstances had been actually robust at the moment, particularly beginning the day,” head coach Andrew Danna stated. “We have now a protracted strategy to go on this match, and it is vital to remain centered and proceed to be as environment friendly as we are able to.”
FGCU is eyeing its first workforce title of the 2022-23 season and the primary workforce crown since March.
All 4 counting scores for FGCU at present place 14th or higher in a match discipline of 104 student-athletes. The truth is, Pierre Viallaneix (Apopka, Fla.) entered the clubhouse tied for the match lead at even par.
Viallenix is tied with Gene Zeigler from South Carolina and Ford Clegg out of Mississippi State in a three-way tie for first on the participant leaderboard.
A pair of Eagles additionally sit prime 5 on the participant leaderboard. Each Sam Baker (Cloquet, Minn.) and Lucas Fallotico (Italy) carded opening spherical 74s to put fifth via spherical one. Jon Hopkins (England) is tied for 14th to spherical out the counting scores for FGCU.
FGCU leads the sector in made pars with 65 however is tied for eighth in made birdies.
Spherical two of the three-day occasion is slated to start Monday.
T63 Thomas Salanito 80 | +8
1 FGCU +7 | 295
2 No. 23 Mississippi State +8 | 296
3 Season Corridor +15 | 303
T4 MTSU +16 | 304
T4 No. 61 South Carolina +16 | 304
T6 Louisiana Tech +17 | 305
T6 Campbell +17 | 305
8 Memphis +19 | 307
9 UAB +20 | 308
10 Loyola Maryland +21 | 309
T11 Jacksonville +22 | 310
T11 Charleston Southern +22 | 310
T13 Houston Christian College +25 | 313
T13 No. 48 Mercer +25 | 313
15 Faculty of Charleston +27 | 315
16 Wofford +32 | 320
17 Francis Marion +34 | 322
18 USC Upstate +38 | 326
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Danna is in his fourth yr on the helm of the boys’s golf program with the Eagles incomes FGCU’s first-ever NCAA Match at-large berth in division historical past throughout the 2022 season. He has led the Eagles to second-place finishes on the 2021 and 2022 ASUN Championships and was named this system’s first-ever ASUN Coach of the Yr (2021) and repeated in 2022. Among the best turnarounds in NCAA historical past noticed the Inexperienced and Blue, led by Van Holmgren who turned the primary participant to earn PING All-Area honors, leap from No. 257 within the last 2019-20 GolfStat.com rankings to a then program-best 65 to shut out 2020-21. The Eagles set a brand new program-best throughout the 2022 season at No. 47 within the GolfStat.com rankings. Holmgren gained the ASUN Championship particular person title to qualify for the NCAA Regionals. Earlier than taking up in Fort Myers, he served the 2018-19 season because the assistant at LSU. Previous to that he was the ultra-successful head coach for six years at Lynn College the place he led them to the 2018 NCAA Division II nationwide championship and was, subsequently, chosen the David Williams Nationwide Coach of the Yr. He additionally led the Combating Knights to 3 nationwide runner-up placements, with a 3rd and eighth place end in his different two seasons.
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FGCU groups have mixed to win an unbelievable 92 convention common season and match titles in simply 15 seasons on the Division I degree. Moreover, in simply 11 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 45 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. In 2022, the boys’s golf workforce turned the primary program to earn at at-large berth to the NCAA Match. Eight FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with ladies’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), seashore volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and ladies’s soccer (2018) as 4 of the newest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 exhibiting nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida finest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Tutorial Progress Charge of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a file 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the overall College undergraduate inhabitants for 26 consecutive semesters. The previous 5 semesters (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022) noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher cumulative workforce GPA. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as considered one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Group Service Award offered by the Fiesta Bowl.