PALM BAY, Fla. – St. Leo University holds a five-shot lead after 36 holes of the Panther Invitational at the par-72 Majors Golf Club. The NCAA Division II Lions shot 310-282-592 Monday, using a strong second round to overtake first-round leader and tournament host Florida Institute of Technology, which shot 308-289-597.
Guilford College, the lone NCAA Division III team in the field, found very windy conditions in the morning and shot 327-312-639, which sits sixth in the six-team field.
Florida Tech’s Ray Badenhorst bounced back from an opening 76 with a second-round 65 to grab a one-shot lead over Bret Krog of the Panthers’ B Team atop the 38-man leaderboard. St. Leo’s Liam Ainsworth, Chad Heinz and Joey Savoie joined the University of Tampa’s
Myles Wharram in a share of third place at 148.
Guilford’s Mitch Robinette, playing as an individual, posted Guilford’s low score Monday with matching rounds of 75 that sit seventh individually. Tanner Gross, who shot 84-70-154, had the Quakers’ low scoring score and holds 16th place. Ty Palmer and Nick Shedd share 28th place with 161.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes Tuesday (3/18).