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Capan and Viallaneix post big rounds as men’s golf remains fourth in ASUN Championship

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ATHENS, Ga. – Behind the strong rounds of Frankie Capan III and Pierre Viallaneix, the FGCU men’s golf team remains in fourth place after round two of the ASUN Championship on Monday at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The Eagles shot 282 in the round, giving them a total of 36 holes
575 ahead of Tuesday’s final.

“I feel like we did a great job executing and birdying today with over 20 for our team. We will continue to focus on the positives and do our best to continue executing. the plan tomorrow,” the head coach said. Andre Danna. “Tomorrow is a new day and a new opportunity!”

Capan and Viallaneix shot 69 in the second round to sit tied for 13and (145) among the field. Austin Cherichella was one on the day, giving him a two-day total of 142, which is seventh overall.

As a team, the Eagles are just one shot behind the No. 36 Liberty and two behind Lipscomb. The North Florida No. 39 leads the tournament with a total score of 563. Monday’s score of 282 for FGCU cut 11 strokes from his first-round performance and was the third-lowest total of the day.

The Vert et Bleu collected 22 birdies on Monday in addition to an eagle from Viallaneix on n°12. Capan had a team-best seven birdies, while Cherichella had six. For two days, the FGCU’s 35 birdies rank second overall while Cherichella (11) and Capan (10) lead all players.

Capan sat at five under on 13 holes, while Viallaneix finished the round with a three under performance on the back nine.

by Brady Madsen a two-round total of 146 is just behind Capan and Viallaneix as he is tied for 20and. Jon Hopkins sits tied for 26and at 148 for 36 holes.

The third round begins Tuesday morning with Hopkins teeing off first for the Eagles at 8 a.m. on hole 1. Live scores will be available at www.GolfStat.com.

FGCU range:

7 – Austin Cherichella – 70-72 – 142
T13 – Frankie Capan III – 76-69 – 145
T13 – Pierre Viallaneix – 76-69 – 145
T20 – Brady Madsen – 74-72 – 146
T26 – Jon Hopkins – 73-75 – 148

ASUN Tournament Ground:

1. #39 North Florida – 280-283 – 563
2. #123 Lip Comb – 290-283 – 573
3. #36 Freedom – 294-280 – 574
4. #53 FGCU – 293-282 – 575

5. #108 Jacksonville – 301-276 – 577
6. #158 Jacksonville State – 292-290 – 582
7. North Alabama – 296-290 – 586
8. #225 Eastern Kentucky – 298-295 – 593
9. #189 Kennesaw State – 302-299 – 601
10. #220 Bellarmine – 309-302 – 611
11. #255 Central Arkansas – 307-309 – 616
12. #232 Stetson – 312-307 – 619

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HEAD COACH ANDREW DANNA:
Danna is in his third year at the helm of the FGCU Men’s Golf Program after leading the Eagles to a second-place finish in the 2021 ASUN Championship and being named the program’s first-ever ASUN Coach of the Year. One of the best turnovers in NCAA history saw the greens and blues, led by Van Holmgren who became the first player to earn PING All-Region honors, moves from No. 257 in the 2019-20 GolfStat.com Final Rankings to a then-best 65 program to close 2020-21. The Eagles set a new program record in the 2022 season at No. 47 in the GolfStat.com rankings. Holmgren won the individual ASUN Championship title to advance to NCAA Regionals. Before taking over at Fort Myers, he served the 2018-19 season as an assistant at LSU. Previously, he was the ultra-successful head coach for six years at the University of Lynn, where he led them to the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2018 and was later chosen the national coach of the David Williams year. He also led the Fighting Knights to three national runners-up spots, with third- and eighth-place finishes in his other two seasons.



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FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 10 seasons of DI playoff eligibility, the Eagles have brought together 44 teams or individuals competing in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have placed in the top 25 nationally in their respective sports, including women’s basketball (#20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (#20, 2022) and men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s football. (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Vert et Bleu posted the department’s best sixth place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and Florida State’s top seven teams won the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progression in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 classroom GPA in the fall 2020 semester and outperformed the general undergraduate college population for 25 consecutive semesters. The past five semesters (Fall 2019 – Fall 2021) have each seen another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher in each. The Eagles also served an all-time high of 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two finalists for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.



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