March 15, 2011
ORLANDO - The Miami men's golf team finished in ninth after shooting a 10-over par 298 in the final round of the Rio Pinar Invitational. The RedHawks finished with a final team score of 26-over par. UCF won the event with a score of 29-under par.
Nathan Sutherland and Michael Drobnick each led the way once again for Miami, shooting final rounds of even par 72. Sutherland finished the event in a tie for 10th place at two under par, while Drobnick was right behind him in a tie for 14th place at one under par.
"Overall I think we were pleased with the leadership we got from the top," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "It was a big step for Michael as he continues to get his game back to form."
Miami's other three golfers, Ben Peacock, Austin Kelly and Brett Tomfohrde, each shot a 77 on Tuesday. Peacock finished in a tie for 49th at nine over par. Kelly was tied for 90th at 20-over par, while Tomfohrde was 95th at 23-over par.
"I think our young guys are hurting a little bit right now," said Lubahn. "They didn't really hold up their end of the bargain (in the tournament) and I expect we'll see some real hard work from them in the next couple of weeks."
Miami returns to action Mar. 25-27 when it travels to Delray Beach, Fla. for the FAU Spring Break Classic.