DADE CITY, Fla. - The Armstrong State University men's golf team fired a final-round 296 to finish sixth at the Saint Leo Fall Invitational on Tuesday at the Lake Jovita Golf Club in Dade City, Fla.
The final round of the tournament took nearly eight hours to finish thanks to a pair of lightning delays. Armstrong State finished the three-round tournament with an 883 total, moving up two spots from its eighth place position after day one. Florida Southern (852) captured the team title by 13 strokes over USC Aiken (865), with Limestone (867), Florida Tech (873) and Carson-Newman (877) rounding out the top five schools.
Freshman Spencer Ball led the Pirates' team scores by shooting a final-round 73 to finish the tournament tied for 19th with a two-over-par 218 total. Freshman Austin Mancilla carded a 79 to finish tied for 32nd with a 222 total, while junior Jacob Tinsley shot a third consecutive 74 to also finish tied for 32nd with a 222 total. Senior Jake O'Bryan carded an even-par 72 to finish in 39th place with a 225 total and junior Ryan Emery shot a 77 to finish in 49th place with a 230 total.
Junior Reid Rathburn, competing as an individual, shot a third straight two-under-par 70 to finish tied for third with a six-under-par 210 total, just two strokes off the lead. Junior Andrew Burgess, also playing as an individual, shot an 85 on Tuesday to finish 71st with a 240 total.
Armstrong State returns to action on October 3-4, competing in Kissimmee, Fla., at the NCAA DII National Preview at the Reunion Resort & Golf Club.