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GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Chandler Blanchet led the way for the No. 2-ranked University of West Florida men’s golf team in its third-place finish at the Argonaut Invitational at Tiger Point Golf Club on Tuesday. The Argonauts posted the best team round of the day with a five-over 293 on Tuesday morning, besting tournament winners Missouri-St. Louis’ 296 in the final round. Blanchet, a sophomore from Gainesville, shot one of the lowest rounds of the tournament on Tuesday morning with a four-under 68 on the final 18 holes. Only tournament champion Hugo Bernard of Saint Leo (66 in Round 2) and Lee’s Shea Sylvester (67 in Round 1) shot lower than Blanchet’s final round score. Blanchet started the tournament strong with a 2-under 70 in the first round. He rebounded nicely in the third after posting a 75 on Monday afternoon and shot a round of 68 that featured four birdies in a five-hole stretch. UWF finished at +15 for the tournament, seven shots behind UMSL, four shots behind Saint Leo and with a six-stroke cushion over Delta State. West Florida finished in the top four in all eight regular-season events this year, with wins at the Las Vegas Desert Classic in early March, the Jay Jennison Memorial in St. Augustine, Florida, and the Patriot Intercollegiate in Lorton, Virginia. Jacob Huizinga (+4) and Talin Rajendranath (+7) posted top-20 finishes along with Blanchet. Huizinga recorded back-to-back rounds of even par after starting the tournament with a four-over 76 on Monday morning. In his first round, Huizinga made three consecutive bogeys on Nos. 3, 4 and 5. After the fifth hole, Huizinga played 1-under the rest of the tournament. Rajendranath stayed consistent in all three rounds, with scores of 73, 74 and 76, and he finished the tournament in a tie for 20th place. Bryce Geraghty was just two shots behind Rajendranath at 225 (+9) for the tournament, and Henry Westmoreland IV finished at 231 (+15) in a tie for 46th to wrap up the team scoring. Five Argos competed as individuals in the tournament as well, as JR Schultz and Christian Bosso finished in a tie for 28th at +10 as the top individuals. Esteban Castro carded a first-round 74 and a second-round 71 to finish at +14 in a tie for 43rd. Pace High School graduate Spencer Olson finished in a tie with Westmoreland at +15, and Julian Otero finished at +29 after shooting his best round of the tournament on Tuesday morning with a 79. UWF will play in the Gulf South Conference Tournament on April 18-19 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The men’s team will play the Fighting Joe course, and the women will play the Schoolmaster Course. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Top Teams1. Missouri-St. Louis (283-293-296 = 872)2. Saint Leo (292-286-297 = 875)3. West Florida (292-294-293 = 879)4. Delta State (293-287-305 = 885)5. Lee (287-298-304 = 889) UWF IndividualsT2. Chandler Blanchet (70-75-68=213)T12. Jacob Huizinga (76-72-72=220)T20. Talin Rajendranath (73-74-76=223)T26. Bryce Geraghty (75-73-77=225)T28. JR Schultz (77-74-75=226)T28. Christian Bosso (76-77-73=226)T43. Esteban Castro (74-71-85=230)T46. Henry Westmoreland IV (74-76-81=231)T46. Spencer Olson (77-73-81=231)78. Julian Otero (82-84-79=245)*Italics = Individuals* #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings has completed a merger with Aquilini GameCo, the parent company of Luminosity Gaming.The merger makes Enthusiast Gaming Holdings one of the largest publicly-traded companies in esports. It will trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) from September 9th as ‘EGLX.’Image credit: Enthusiast GamingMenashe Kestenbaum, President of Enthusiast Gaming had this to say regarding the merger: “Our vision when we founded Enthusiast was to build the largest, vertically integrated esports and gaming company in the world. The merger with Aquilini GameCo and Luminosity was a strategic decision that positions us as a dominant player in the gaming industry and unlocks access to Luminosity’s 60 million dedicated esports fans and one of the largest esports franchises.”The newly-merged assets include teams in Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, SMITE, and Madden, over 50 esports influencers, 85 gaming media websites, and over 900 YouTube and Twitch channels. The company is also in long-term agreements with Overwatch League franchise Vancouver Titans and Vancouver Arena Limited Partnership.Enthusiast Gaming entered an arrangement agreement with 755 Capital Corp. and Aquilini GameCo in May. The completion of the merger will see Luminosity Gaming’s audience utilised in Enthusiast Gaming’s monetisation and advertisement platform.The senior management team for the merged company includes Menashe Kestenbaum as President, Steve Maida as President of Esports, Eric Bernofsky as COO and SVP Finance, Alex Macdonald as CFO, and Meir Bulua as CIO.Esports Insider says: Now the deal has come to fruition, it is likely that we will see changes to Luminosity Gaming. With Enthusiast Gaming wielding a wealth of experience in advertising, we expect to see new sponsorship and advertising opportunities for both parties moving forward.ESI London 2019 – Find out more
By Mitch PhillipsSouth Africa held off a fierce England fightback to triumph 31-28 in a thunderous test at Twickenham on Saturday to make it five defeats in a row for Stuart Lancaster’s side 10 months before they host the World Cup.Two tries put South Africa 20-6 ahead a minute into the second half and though England scored two quickfire rolling maul tries to get level, Schalk Burger got the key third Springbok score and the boot of flyhalf Pat Lambie brought them home.The victory made it 11 wins and a draw for the Boks against England, dating back to 2006, and was a hugely satisfying one following their defeat by Ireland last weekend.The frustration for England was that, just as a week ago against the All Blacks, they dominated the early stages but this time failed to turn possession into points and found themselves 10-0 down after 15 minutes after Jan Serfontein intercepted a Danny Care pass.When England did fashion an opening, poor handling or bad decision-making let them down, encapsulated when massive lock Dave Attwood ignored a two-man overlap and backed himself to get to the line, only to blow the chance.England had the best of possession and territory in the first half but were generally too lateral in their attacks and only two Owen Farrell penalties kept them in touch at 13-6 down.That gap became 14 points 38 seconds after the restart when Lambie chipped a perfectly weighted kick into the arms of Willie le Roux which the fullback gathered without breaking stride before slipping a lovely offload for Cobus Reinach to complete a wonderful score.England needed to hit back immediately and did so emphatically in the way they know best.A monster maul that South Africa, deprived of sin-binned lock Victor Matfield, were powerless to stop, sent prop David Wilson over and minutes later virtually the entire England team combined for another irresistible 40-metre charge that ended with Ben Morgan making it 20-20.South Africa showed, however, that they too could score through the forwards when, still with 14 men, they rolled over the corner for Burger to score and Lambie took his side 10 points clear with a penalty and a drop goal.Centre Brad Barritt scored England’s third try in the last minute but, just as last week, it came too late and merely made the margin of defeat look more respectable.