Xavier Plays Host to Renaissance Invitational
Oct. 2, 2010
CINCINNATI- The Xavier men’s golf team is travelling down to sunny Florida as XU plays host to the Renaissance Invitational in Ft. Myers, Fla. The 12-team field will be competing at the par-72, 7,046 yard Club at Renaissance. The field boasts several teams and individuals ranked nationally by Golfstat and Golf Week, including Xavier.
Sunday’s opening round will be a 7:30 a.m. shotgun, with 36 holes slated to be played. Xavier is paired to play with Ball State. The final round will be an 8:00 a.m. shotgun on Monday, with the pairings based on 36-hole team scores. The field includes: Ball State, Bethune-Cookman, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Marshall, Miami (OH), Western Kentucky, Wisconsin and Xavier.
The Musketeers are entering the tournament with a ranking of 32nd and 38th in the country according to Golfstat and Golf Week respectively. Senior Herbert Day is individually ranked 117th and 153rd, while junior Sebastian MacLean is also in the top 200 golfers in the country, with a ranking of 168th and 179th. Former A-10 Rookie of the Week honoree, Yuki Kato is currently ranked 242th and 238th, respectively.
XU is also ranked nationally in par-5 scoring; their average of 4.02 puts them fifth in the country. Kato is tied for fourth as an individual in par-5 scoring with a 4.33, while MacLean boasts the eighth best subpar strokes per round average with a 5.50.
Ball State is coming into the tournament ranked No. 37 by Golfstat and No. 51 by Golf Week. They also have senior Eric Steger on their roster, who is ranked 153rd and 99th in both publications as an individual. Miami (OH) is another competitor currently ranked nationally, going No. 60 in Golfstat and No. 64 in Golf Week. Senior Nathan Sutherland is ranked 165th and 167th in the nation. Marshall has earned rankings of 60th and 64th. The Herd are also ranked nationally in par-4 scoring with an average of 4.05.
Results can be found after the rounds here on GOXAVIER.com.