By Matt Green
CALERA, Ala. -- Shorter's Gabriel Cassinelli turned in a fourth place overall finish at the Full Moon Bar-B-Que Montevallo Invitational on Tuesday, leading the Golf Hawks to a third place team finish in the fall preseason event hosted by Timberline Golf Club in Calera, Ala.
Cassinelli, who shot even par 71 in Monday's first round, following up that performance with a 1-over 72 in Tuesday's second round to post a two-day total of 143 and finish seven strokes back of tournament medalist Conner Godsey (136) of team champion and host Montevallo.
Juan Giraldo (72-74-146) and J.C. Burgess (71-76-147) placed 11th and 13th overall for the Hawks, who compiled a team total of 582 (290-292) to finish 15 strokes back of Montevallo (567) and just two shots behind runner-up West Georgia (580) of the Gulf South Conference. Shorter placed ahead of Wingate (589) and North Greenville (593), who rounded out the top five team finishers with fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.
Ethan Lambert placed 22nd individually for Shorter. He shook off an opening round 81 to shoot 1-under par 70 in Tuesday's second round and finish his tournament with a 151.
Tyler Steptoe was Shorter's fifth and final competitor and turned in a final score of 154 (76-78).
Godsey shot a sizzling 5-under 66 to clinch the individual title while teammate Dalton Skinner finished as runner up with a 139, three shots back of Godsey.
The Hawks are in action in several weeks when they split up to compete in two separate tournaments. Shorter is scheduled to play in the Indian Bayou Classic in Destin, Fla., on Oct. 7 and the Chick-fil-A Collegiate held locally at Stonebridge and Coosa Country Club on Oct. 8.