Palm Harbor, Fla. – The No. 23-ranked Lander golf team finished fifth at this week's Copperhead Championship. Sophomore Conor Richards was the top finisher for the Bearcats with a three-round 1-over par performance.
Florida Southern claimed the team victory behind top five finishes from brothers John VanDerLaan and Michael VanDerLaan. Richards finished six strokes back of J. VanDerLaan who claimed the individual victory in a playoff over Saint Leo sophomore Alberto Castagnara.
Lander will be back in action in two weeks at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla.