Florida Tech Travels To Miami For Final Regular Season Tourney

By  //  March 30, 2015

Play Begins At Normandy Shores Golf Club

Brandon Lau will play in his eighth tournament of the season starting on Monday. (Photo by Jim Hogue)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – No. 14 Florida Tech’s final tune up for the Sunshine State Conference Championship is the two-day, three-round Buccaneer Invitational that opens on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the par-71, 6,733-yard Normandy Shores Golf Club.

Seventeen teams will compete in the tournament with six being ranked in the top 20. Along with the Panthers, the event will feature No. 1 Nova Southeastern, No. 4 Lynn, No. 7 Saint Leo, No. 10 Central Oklahoma and No. 17 Central Missouri.

Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter

FIT will send out a lineup of Ray Badenhorst, Ryan Carter, Gaelen Trew, Brandon Lau and Brandon Shelley. Carter led the Panthers last week at the Lander Bearcat Golf Classic by tying for 15th overall. He shot a pair of 71s and mixed in a 73 to end the tournament at one-under.

As a team, the Crimson and Gray were uncharacteristically off in the tournament.

The group placed 14th of 16 teams at 17-over.The Panthers’ best round was their first, where they shot one-over. They took a step back in the second round, shooting 10-over-par, but rebounded with their second best round of the three at six-over.

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Last year, FIT placed sixth out of 14 teams at the Buccaneer Invitational at Normandy Shores.

Badenhorst tied Justin Kalanquin for the team’s best finish, which was 19th place.

A recap will be posted to FloridaTechSports.com following the conclusion of both days.