FGCU Wraps Up Play at Sea Best Invitational at the TPC at Sawgrass
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 | by Patrick Pierson (@Pierson_SID)
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Sherwin was FGCU's top finisher in 22nd place.
Sherwin was FGCU's top finisher in 22nd place.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paced by solid rounds from freshmen Edward Figueroa (Naples, Fla./St. John Neumann HS) and Jake Sherwin (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS), the FGCU men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Sea Best Invitational hosted by Jacksonville University held on the legendary PLAYERS Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass in a tie for 13th place.

Figueroa’s even-par 72 was one of just nine rounds at even-par or lower turned in by the field of 75 on the final day, while Sherwin also posted his tournament-low with a one-over 73. Despite the solid rounds from the freshmen duo, the Eagles were unable to move out of 13th place with a three-round score of 319-307-307/933.

No. 26 Tennessee (300-279(-9)-300/879) took home the team title by four strokes, edging out No. 36 Texas A&M (289-296-298/883). No. 46 Coastal Carolina (307-289-302/898), East Carolina (307-289-302/898) and Winthrop (297-303-301/901) rounded out the top five.

Sherwin’s 77-77-73/227 scorecard was good enough to tie for 22nd overall, as he led the team with 10 birdies and played the course’s par 5s at four-under. Like the other Eagles, Figueroa started his round on No. 10 and closed with a two-under 34 on the front nine and birdied all four par 5s en route to his 72. He moved up 19 spots on the final day to finish in a tie for 25th place (77-79-72(E)/228).

Junior Mathias Boesmans (Belgium/Western Texas College) fired his second straight 78 to close the tournament with an 82-78-78/238. Junior Matt Cote (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor University HS) was the team’s low-man in Monday’s second round with a one-over 73 as he turned in a counting score in all four rounds.

FGCU will be back in action from Mar. 4-6 when it takes part in the three-day Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate hosted by VCU in Orlando, Fla.

FGCU PARTICIPANTS (Golfstat Cup Ranking)
T22. Jake Sherwin – 77-77-73/227
T25. Edward Figueroa (93) – 77-79-72(E)/228
61. Mathias Boesmans – 82-78-78/238
T63. Matt Cote – 83-73-84/240
74. Phillip Boljanovich – 86-84-95/264

SEA BEST INVITATIONAL RESULTS (Golfstat Ranking)
1. Tennessee (26) – 300-279(-9)-300/879
2. Texas A&M (30) – 289-296-298/883
3. Coastal Carolina (46) – 307-289-302/898
4. East Carolina – 307-289-302/898
5. Winthrop – 297-303-301/901
6. ETSU – 309-301-292/902
7. Jacksonville State – 308-305-302/915
8. Old Dominion – 304-306-310/920
9. Georgia State – 304-313-305/922
10. Jacksonville – 310-304-311/925
11. Francis Marion – 310-305-311/926
12. Wofford – 314-310-307/931
T13. FGCU – 319-307-307/933
T13. USC Upstate – 318-309-306/933
15. Charleston Southern – 322-318-322/962