UNF golf wins Hayt Invitational, Phelan medalist

Photo Credit: Todd Drexler Senior Kevin Phelan holds the first place trophy after claiming the top spot at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Photo Credit: Todd Drexler
Senior Kevin Phelan holds the first place trophy after claiming the top spot at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — The UNF men’s golf team captured its first victory of the season in blow out fashion, claiming the top spot in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational.

The tournament, played¬†at the prestigious Sawgrass Country Club,¬†began play on Sunday and was scheduled to end on Tuesday but it was ended after Monday’s round due to weather conditions.

No. 30 ranked UNF posted a total team score of 17-under (559), 12 strokes ahead of No. 9 Duke University (-5). University of Central Florida (+9) placed third and University of Florida (+11) tied for fourth.

Senior Kevin Phelan fired two stellar rounds of 8-under (64) and 5-under (67) to finish at 13-under to win medalist honors. Senior Sean Dale finished in second place with a two-day total of 9-under par (135).

Freshman Joe Stepnes placed 6th, with a final score of 3-under (141) and M.J. Maguire finished tied for 18th with a final score of 1-over par (145).

UNF will travel to Statesboro, GA. to play in the A.T. Schenkel Invitational hosted by Georgia Southern beginning Mar. 15.

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