Florida Tech Golf Opens Spring Season, Finishes 13th at Matlock Collegiate Classic
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech News Bureau // February 9, 2022
panthers to play in the saint Leo Invitational Feb. 21
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech opened the Spring season by 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).
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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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