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Florida Tech Takes 13th at Matlock Collegiate Classic
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Tech opened the Spring season finishing 13th at the Matlock Collegiate Classic.
The tournament took place Monday and Tuesday at Lone Palm Golf Club’s par-72, 7,090-yard course. It was a stacked field at this year’s Matlock Classic with five teams ranked in the Golfstat Top-25 Poll, No. 1 Barry, No. 8 Limestone, No. 11 West Florida, No. 12 Nova Southeastern and No. 14 Saint Leo.
Barry won the event with a score of -17 (847). Florida Southern finished in second place at -14 (850) and Nova Southeastern ended in third with a team score of -13 (851). Florida Tech concluded the three rounds with a score of +52 (916), good for 13th overall.
Yannick Koehnen led the Panther contingent in a tie for 31st with a score of +6 (222). Derek Sanderson notched a -1 (71) during the second round on Monday and ended in a tie for 35th with a score of +7 (223).
Alex Anderson made history on Monday as he sank a hole in one on the par-3, No. 6 during the second round. It was the first hole in one on hole 6 in the history of the tournament, and just the fourth hole in one ever recorded at the Matlock. Anderson concluded the three rounds with a score of +11 (227).
As a team, Florida Tech recorded 30 birdies during the 54 holes. Sanderson led the Panthers with 11 birdies followed by Koehnen with eight. In addition to Anderson’s hole in one, Jacob Brantefelt also recorded an eagle during the second round on the par-5, No. 2 hole.
Florida Tech is back in action Feb. 21-22 at the Saint Leo Invitational at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Saint Leo, Fla.
13 Florida Tech +52 (317-292-307–916)
T-31 Yannick Koehnen +6 (76-73-73–222)
T-35 Derek Sanderson +7 (76-71-76–223)
T-48 Alex Anderson +11 (79-69-79–227)
71 Jacob Brantefelt +28 (86-79-79–244)
72 Kyle Somers +30 (86-80-80–246)
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