March 4, 2014
USF Invitational Final Results
DADE CITY, Fla. – Freshman Jonathan Hewett shot a career-low, four-under 68 in the final round of the USF Invitational on Tuesday which helped DePaul to its lowest tournament score of the season. The Blue Demons shot a three-round 874, besting their previous mark of 891.
Hewett was solid on the course all day, posting two-under 34’s on both the front and back nine. The first-year standout totaled a team-high six birdies in the final round, which placed him in a tie for 22nd. His three-round total of 213 was also a career-best.
Junior Jan Juelicher tied his career-low round with a three-under 69 to close out his final circuit of the invitational. Juelicher’s 13 pars and four birdies capped off his day and positioned him in a tie for 52nd.
Freshman James Lelliott followed his even-par performance in yesterday’s second round with another even-par 72 on Tuesday. Lelliott parred the first nine holes and closed out the final nine with a birdie, bogey and seven pars. His total of 16 pars were a team-high and placed him in a tie for 55th.
DePaul’s most experienced golfer, senior Moritz Ackerhans, concluded his invitational with a four-over 76. Ackerhans was up-and-down all day but managed to strike three birdies and nine pars. He finished in a tie for 81st.
Sophomore Adrian Halimi shot a five-over 77 and finished just five spots back of Ackerhans, tying for 86th.
DePaul jumped two spots in the team standings from yesterday’s second round and finished in 14th with its season-low round of 285. The Blue Demons were just one shot back of Eastern Michigan, but finished four strokes ahead of BIG EAST Conference foe Marquette, among others.
No. 20 Florida State’s final round of 264 was a tournament-low and propelled the Seminoles to the invitational crown. Tournament host, No. 33 USF, finished 10 strokes behind to finished in second.
Florida State’s Jack Maguire claimed the individual title after shooting a 10-under 62 on Tuesday. Illinois’ Brian Campbell and Purdue’s Adam Schenk finished just one shot back and tied for second.
The Blue Demons return to Lincoln Park for the next three weeks before heading back down to Florida for the FAU Spring Break Championship, March 28-30. This three-day tournament is held at The Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla.