Bard, Olsakovsky Card 68s for Men’s Golf on Final Day of Gators Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Penn State men’s golf graduate student Alec Bard and senior Lou Olsakovsky carded the lowest rounds of the young 2021 season, each with 68s on Saturday at the Florida Gators Invitational. Bard picked up his 68 in the second round and Olsakovsky in the third as the Nittany Lions completed the modified tournament in 21st with a final 851 total (285-287-279).

Expected inclement weather on Sunday modified the tournament schedule from three days to two with 27+ holes on Friday and the remaining holes of round two Saturday morning and round three following.

Back-to-back under-par rounds for Bard (New Hartford, New York) put him in a tie for 48th at 210 even (73-68-69). Olsakovsky (Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania) finished in a tie for 57th with a 1-over 211 (70-73-68).

A 69 in the final round gave senior Lukas Clark (Holland, Pennsylvania) a 4-over 214 (71-74-69) to tie for 83rd. Graduate student Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey) completed the event with a 219 total (74-72-73, 9-over) and Jimmy Meyers (Wexford, Pennsylvania) had a 224 (71-76-66, 14-over).

Tournament host Florida, one of 10 Southeastern Conference teams competing this weekend, came from behind with a 15-under par final round to win the tournament with an 811 total. Andrew Kozan from Auburn and Trent Phillip of Georgia tied for the individual championship with 11-under 199 scores.

The Nittany Lions compete next at the General Hackler Championship Sunday-Tuesday, March 14-16 at the Dunes & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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