LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College men's golf team hosted the 39th annual Matlock Collegiate Classic at Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, Florida. The Mocs finished the day with a combined two-round score of 586, good for second place and eight strokes off the lead.
Posting identical scores of 289 in the first and second rounds, Columbus State sits atop the team leaderboard with a 578 total followed by the Mocs in second place. Florida Tech (587) is third just one stroke behind Florida Southern. West Florida (591) and Lynn (593) round out the top five after day one.
Three Moccasins finish day one in the top 10 individually. Max Coutsolioutsos and Chris Fosdick sit in a three-way tie for third after posting identical first and second-round scores of 74 and 70 for a total of 144. Johnny Tucker is tied ninth with a +3, 147. Competing as an individual, Logan Neel shot a -1, 71, in the first round and followed that up with a +5, 77 and sites in a tie for 13th with a +4, 148.
On the 13th hole of the second round, Saint Leo's Kevin Johnson shot a hole-in-one. It is the second hole-in-one in the history of the Matlock Collegiate Classic. The last player to hit a hole-in-one was Christian Raynor of Florida State University on March 6, 1994. He aced the par-3, #13 hole in the third round at ImperiaLakes GC.
Florida Southern opens spring competition with the Matlock Classic this year, having last played in late October.
The final day of the Matlock Colligate Classic is set to tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11.