MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Barry University men’s golf team held off a furious comeback by both Johnson and Wales and Nova Southeastern University to win the Buccaneer Invitational Tuesday at Normandy Shores Golf Course.
The Bucs 872 (283-290-299) held on to the top spot by one-stroke over Johnson and Wales 873 (285-293-295) and just two-strokes over Nova Southeastern University 874 (285-293-296).
Jeff Ivall, Nathan Leonhardt and Steven Brame all needed extra time to decide the individual winner, as Ivall 212 (74-69-69) of Northwood University won the playoff after just one hole to claim the individual crown.
Victor Billskoog was the top performer for the Bucs, as his 213 (72-68-73) placed him in a tie for fourth overall. Daniel Stapff wasn’t far behind, as his 215 (73-69-73) slid him into seventh, Chris Carlin was two-strokes back, tying him for eighth.
Carlos Velez tied for 42nd and Chris Davis tied for 68th rounded out the scoring for the Bucs.
Individually, Preston Roberts finished just one-shot off the pace with a 213 (68-73-72) tied with Billksoog for fourth.
The Bucs will now prepare for the Sunshine State Conference Tournament that will take place Sunday, April 19 in Lakeland, Fla.
Men's Golf Grabs Lead After Two
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—The Barry Buccaneers fired the low score in both rounds to hold the first day lead at the Buccaneer Invitational at Normandy Shores Golf Club on Monday.
The Bucs placed three players in the top 10 and were the only team to complete a round under par, -1 on the first round.
The Bucs shot a low round 283 in the first round, then followed it up with a 290 on round two as the winds picked up. The Bucs (573) are five shots up on Johnson & Wales (285-293—578) and Nova Southeastern (285-293—578) in second place. Lynn (293-296—589) is fourth, while Florida Tech (294-297—591) and Brevard CC (287-304—591) are tied for fifth.
Johnson & Wales’ Nathan Leonhardt sits alone in first place after a 70-69—139 on the first day. Barry’s Victor Billskoog (72-68—140) and Florida Tech’s Kyle Westhorpe (70-70—140) are tied for second. Barry’s Preston Roberts (68-73—141), playing as an individual, is fourth, while four players, including Barry’s Daniel Stapff (73-69—142) are tied for fifth.
The teams will play one round on Tuesday to decide the title.