USF men’s golf struggles in first spring outing

In the USF men’s golf team’s first tournament of the spring season, the Bulls finished last in the Gator Invitational.

USF shot 95-over-par as a team to finish No. 15.

Augusta State placed first with a score of 29-over-par.

Oscar Fraustro paced the Bulls, shooting 18-over-par to finish 43rd in the tournament.

Tied for 60th, Ryan Shears shot the lowest round of any Bull with a second-round score of 72, finishing 24-over-par overall.

Federico Mautone also finished 24-over-par with scores of 79, 75 and 80 on the par-70 course.

Rounding out the tournament for the Bulls was Pablo Ceron, with a score of 29-over-par, and Jeremy Sims, who withdrew after a first round score of 84.

Lewellen doubles up on awards

USF senior catcher Courtney Lewellen was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week Monday.

Lewellen was 7-for-14 in four games as the Bulls posted a 1-1 record at the GRU Classic.

She hit 2-for-3 back to back in games against Illinois-Chicago and No. 8 Oklahoma.

The Bulls advanced to the championship game against Florida after a 5-4 win against the Sooners, but the matchup against the Gators was canceled due to rain.

Lewellen was also named to the GRU Classic All-Tournament Team along with USF freshman Kattrina Dowd.

Dowd, who plays second base for the Bulls, hit 8-for-14 and scored four runs. Her .571 batting average was second highest in the tournament.

Before the GRU Classic, Lewellen and the Bulls hosted the Louisville Slugger Tournament, winning four of five at USF.

Lewellen hit 4-for-11 with five RBI in the Bulls’ four wins.

The team leader in batting average (.455), slugging percentage (.515) and RBI (nine), Lewellen leads the Bulls into this weekend’s games against No. 17 Notre Dame, Jacksonville, Rhode Island, Kent State and Hofstra.

Miller adds his name to USF recruiting class

USF added another signee to the 2003 recruiting class, when Sammy Miller signed a national letter of intent Monday.

Miller is a 5-foot-10 defensive back from South Sumter High School in Lake County.

He had nine interceptions with five touchdowns on his way to a Class 2A All-State honorable mention.

Miller will see a familiar face, joining former teammate Ben Moffitt in USF’s recruiting class.

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