March 23, 2012
LAKE WORTH, Fla. – The Miami University men’s golf team is in 10th place after the first round of the FAU Spring Break Classic Friday. The RedHawks shot a 12-over par 296 at The Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla. Florida State, which is ranked 22nd in the nation, is in first at four-under par.
“This was kind of an interesting day for us," said head coach Zac Zedrick. "In the end, it really came down to just managing our mistakes a little better and finishing a little stronger. When we got into some trouble, we didn’t minimize the damage and then gave away some shots over the last four holes.”
Brett Tomfohrde had the best round his collegiate career on Friday. He shot a two-under par 69, and at one point was the individual leader of the tournament. He finished the day in a tie for eighth place, only two shots out of the lead.
Ben Peacock, fresh off his MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week award on Wednesday, shot a two-over par 73 and is tied for 33rd place. Other Miami finishers included Austin Kelly, who shot a 76 and is tied for 60th at five-over par. Mark MacDonald is tied for 74th after a seven-over par 78, while Luke Shaughnessy is tied for 82nd after shooting a nine-over par 80.
“What’s great about this event, however, is that it’s only 18 holes each day," said Zedrick. "It gives us a chance to work on some things we struggled with after the round and leave us feeling a bit more prepared for the following day. We’re on the verge of stringing some good rounds together, but we need to continue focus on being in the moment and allow good things happen rather than try and force it.”
Miami continues play at the FAU Spring Break Classic with the second round Saturday.