Eastern Florida State Place Third at Titan Winter Invitational, Golfer Drew Lanier Earns Medalist Trophy

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Eastern Florida State College sophomore golfer Drew Lanier held up his first collegiate medalist trophy Tuesday, winning the Titan Winter Invitational by three strokes at Suntree Country Club. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College sophomore golfer Drew Lanier held up his first collegiate medalist trophy Tuesday, winning the Titan Winter Invitational by three strokes at Suntree Country Club.

Lanier began the day tied for the lead with Keiser University’s Willhelm Ahlgren but shot a one of the better rounds of the cold, windy day to claim his first title. The sophomore from Maitland shot a 77 to finish the three-round tournament with a 223.

“Being the individual medalist is awesome, but I could not have done it without my teammates, they push me to get better every day,” Lanier said. “We have a great group of guys and I know there are some team wins ahead as well.”

The Titans finished in third place as a team, finishing with a 315 in the final round for a 922 for the tournament. Keiser University successfully defended their title, shooting a 308 in the final round and a 907 for the tournament. Southeastern University was second, topping the Titans by two strokes.

Webber International’s Alberto Uriach and Central Alabama’s Hayden Carner were tied for second individually, shooting 226. Four of Keiser’s players tied for fourth place with a 228.

For the Titans, Matt Gauntlett finished tied for 13th, while John Houchin was tied for 16th. Ryan McMillan placed 18th in the tournament and Brandon Boncore was 19th.

“You prepare and prepare but the one thing you can’t prepare for is the weather like this, but you do the best you can,” Eastern Florida State College men’s golf coach Jamie Howell said.

“We came out on top of all the junior colleges but at the end of the day, you look at Keiser University and Southeastern who clipped us by a couple of shots and say what do we have to do to get there. What can we do to get better? I think we have to keep working and if we can do that we will compete.”

Eastern Florida State College will compete in the Coastal Alabama Spring Invitational Feb. 22-23.

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