FGCU in Eighth Place After First Round of Atlantic Sun Championship
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | by Patrick Pierson (@Pierson_SID)
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Hernandez is tied for 7th overall after an opening round 74.
Hernandez is tied for 7th overall after an opening round 74.

BRASELTON, Ga. – Sophomore Jack Hernandez’s (Fort Myers, Fla./Bishop Verot HS) two-over par 74 highlighted the FGCU men’s golf team’s first round at the Atlantic Sun Championship held at the Legends Course of Chateau Elan, as the Eagles sit in sole possession of eighth place in the 10-team field.

FGCU finished the day with a four-man score of 313 and will begin Monday’s second round at 8:50 a.m. going off No. 10 tee.

No. 17 UNF’s one-over 289 sits nine strokes ahead of second place Kennesaw State (298), while ETSU (301) and Jacksonville (301) are tied for third. Just four players finished under-par out of the field of 50 with all four shooting one-under 71.

Hernandez’s 74 included 10 pars and three birdies to put him in a four-way for seventh place. Playing in their first A-Sun Championship, freshmen Edward Figueroa (Naples, Fla./St. John Neumann) and Jake Sherwin (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS) turned in counting scores of 79. FGCU’s final score came from junior Matt Cote (Palm Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor University HS), who carded an 81.

Live scoring of all three rounds is available through www.GOLFSTAT.com or can be found on www.ATLANTICSUN.org or www.FGCUATHLETICS.com.

FGCU PARTICIPANTS
T7. Jack Hernandez – 74
T31. Edward Figueroa – 79
T31. Jake Sherwin – 79
T41. Matt Cote – 81
T45. Mathias Boesmans – 83

ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (Golfstat Ranking)
1. UNF (17) - 289
2. Kennesaw State (56) - 298
T3. ETSU (76) – 301
T3. Jacksonville (137) – 301
T5. Mercer (77) – 308
T5. USC Upstate (177) – 308
7. Stetson (234) – 309
8. FGCU (149) – 313
T9. Northern Kentucky (205) – 314
T9. Lipscomb (195) – 314