Florida Tech Claims Titan Winter Golf Invitational
By Florida Tech // February 6, 2013
BCC's Win Streak Snapped At Three
BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Brevard Community College’s golf team saw its streak of three straight golf victories in its season-opening Titan Winter Invitational broken on Tuesday at Suntree.
BCC’s Blue team finished fourth and its White team finished ninth.
Melbourne’s Florida Tech won the tournament with a 54-hole total of 298-295-287-880.
The University of Tampa and Central Alabama Community College finished tied for second with Tampa shooting 296-285-301-882 and Central Alabama – ranked second nationally among NJCAA Division I colleges – 302-291-289-882.
BCC Blue finished at 301-297-297-895 and BCC White at 301-295-321-917.
Next up for BCC is the Feb. 16-17 Elizabeth Kling Memorial Invitational hosted by Faulkner State in Fairhope, Ala.
BCC graduate Justin Kalanquin of Florida Tech won individual honors in a playoff over Tampa’s Taylor Noel. Kalanquin shot 69-74-213 to 73-68-72-213 for Noel. Kalanquin birdied the second playoff hole to win.
Tyler Howes was the highest finishing BCC golfer shooting 72-72-74-218 to finish seventh. His BCC White teammates were Blake Biggs, 76-75-79-230; Brett Maue, 76-72-82-230; Nelson Apsey, 77-76-86-239.
For BCC Blue Arthur Leonard shot 70-75-77-222; Keith Greene, 77-72-73-222; Kyle Benson, 76-75-76-227; Anthony Skirk, 78-75-76-229 and Nicholas Maynard, 80-77-72-229.
Other team finishers were: fifth Darton College, 897; sixth Southeastern University of Lakeland, 900; seventh Embry Riddle, 911; eighth Johnson & Wales, 912 and 10th USC-Lancaster, 918.
Head coach Jamie Howell was not pleased with BCC’s performance.
“I’m disappointed,” Howell said. “This is our home tournament. We have played well here in the past and we just didn’t play well this week. It was a good field of teams. We were outplayed by three teams, two of them four-year schools.”