Men’s golf set to accommodate Old Corkscrew Intercollegiate



FORT MYERS, Florida. – The regular season ends Monday and Tuesday (April 12 and 13) as the FGCU Men’s Golf Team hosts the Old Corkscrew Intercollegiate at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero. The Eagles enter the tournament with their highest ranking in the Division I era of the program at No.69 and are poised for a possible spot off for the NCAA tournament.

Monday’s action will begin at 8:30 am with a shotgun start with both rounds one and two played on the same day. Tuesday will also start at 8:30 am out of holes # 1 and # 10 with teams defined by their position after Monday’s rounds. The event is open to the public, with spectators following CDC guidelines, including social distancing and face masks. There will be no spectator carts available for the tournament.

The Eagles just won a second place finish at the Furman Intercollegiate to mark the month of March with three top-five finishes. The FGCU also placed fifth at the Linger Longer Invitational (3/12/14) and fourth at the Schenkel Invitational (3 / 19-21).

Second year Jon hopkins (Bishop’s Stortford, England / Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) leads the Eagles with an average of 72.60 (+0.80 vs par) followed by by Van Holmgren (Plymouth, Minn./Waysata HS / State of North Dakota) 72.50 (+1.00 over par). A total of four different student-athletes finished in the top five in tournaments this spring.

Junior Brady Madsen (Raymond, Minn./MacCray HS / Winona State) is just behind with an average of 73.00 strokes over 18 rounds and is tied with Holmgren at eight rounds of par or better.

Second year Frankie Capan III (North Oaks, Minn./Northwest Christian HS / Alabama) and first year student Austin Cherichella (Orlando, FL / Lake Nona HS) average 73.27 and 73.33 strokes per round, respectively, as the Eagles’ top players. Junior Chase bigham (Naples, Florida / Seacrest Country Day School) will make his first appearance in the spring by participating as an individual in the tournament.

The 12-team tournament field will be highlighted by the Eagles with the No. 77 Jacksonville the next highest-ranked program. Bellarmine, Lipscomb and Stetson will also participate for a heavy ASUN sensation, while league newcomer Jacksonville State will also make the trip.

The course at Old Corkscrew is a Jack Nicklaus signature design which is also an Audubon International Silver Signature Certified Sanctuary. The course has consistently ranked among the top 10 golf courses in Florida and among the top 100 in the United States.

FGCU ‘A’ range:

  1. Jon hopkins
  2. Brady Madsen
  3. Van Holmgren
  4. Frankie Capan III
  5. Austin Cherichella

FGCU ‘B’ range:

  1. Thomas salanito
  2. Michael o’brien
  3. Henri tschopp
  4. Tyler carlson
  5. JT Barker

Individuals FGCU:

  1. Mark Iwinski, Jr.
  2. Chase bigham

Former intercollegiate area of ​​corkscrew:

# 257 Bellarmine
# 161 Florida A&M
# 69 FGCU

South Florida
# 137 Highlight
# 77 Jacksonville
# 115 Jacksonville State
# 149 The lip comb
# 157 Former Domination
# 182 Stetson
# 152 Troy
# 102 VCU

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