Men's Golf Wins At Prestigious AFLAC/Cougar Invitational

Bucs accept first-place trophy from Columbus State head coach Mark Immelman (far right). Photo by CSU Sports Information.
COLUMBUS, Ga.—The second-ranked Barry Buccaneers captured their first team title of the season with a victory at Columbus State’s AFLAC/Cougar Invitational at the Green Island Country Club on Tuesday. The Bucs made up three strokes on first-round leader North Alabama with a six-under-par 278 on the second round.

Victor Billskoog fired a second-round 66 (-5) to lead the charge, but got plenty of help from his teammates. Carlos Velez shot a second-straight -1 to tie Billskoog for fourth overall (140), while Daniel Stapff and Guillermo Pumerol each shot even par. Chris Carlin, who had a 68 on the first round (his third straight sub-70 round), shot 73 on Tuesday to finish tied for sixth.

Barry (283-278—561) finished ten strokes up on North Alabama (280-291) for the team title, while Barton (286-286—572) was a stroke back in third. Valdosta State (291-284—575) and Lander (286-289—575) tied for fourth.

In a field with 13 teams in the Top-20, other than the Buccaneers, the tournament was not kind to Top-10 teams. Top-ranked Georgia College 295-284—579) finished sixth, while #4 Lynn was tied for seventh and #3 Florida Southern was tied for 10th. Newberry, ranked fifth, finished 14th, while UNC-Pembroke (8) and Carson-Newman (9) were 20th and 19th respectively.

Craig Gibson of Georgia Southwestern (72-65—137) claimed the individual medalist with a tournament-low 65 on the final round. Valdosta State’s Chelsey Gunn (71-67—138) finished second and Barton’s Thomas Muto (70-69—139) was third.

The Bucs return to action next week at the NSU Shark Invitational at PGA National in West Palm Beach, Fla.
 
Team Standings
1 Barry University 283 278 561 -7 
2 North Alabama 280 291 571 +3
3 Barton College 286 286 572 +4
T4 Valdosta St. 291 284 575 +7
T4 Lander University 286 289 575 +7
6 Georgia Coll & St. 295 284 579 +11
T7 West Florida 293 287 580 +12
T7 Delta State 288 292 580 +12
T7 Lynn University 293 287 580 +12
T10 Nova Southeastern 286 295 581 +13
T10 Florida Southern 292 289 581 +13
T10 Georgia Southwestern 296 285 581 +13
13 Clayton St. 291 292 583 +15
14 Newberry College 291 293 584 +16
15 Columbus St. 295 291 586 +18
16 West Georgia 294 293 587 +19
17 Armstrong Atlantic 298 290 588 +20
18 Florida Tech 301 288 589 +21
19 Carson-Newman 295 296 591 +23
20 UNC Pembroke 300 295 595 +27
21 Catawba 300 305 605 +37

 

Top 20 Individuals
1 Craig Gibson Georgia Southwestern 72 65 137 -5 
2 Chesley Gunn Valdosta St. U. 71 67 138 -4
3 Thomas Muto, Jr Barton College 70 69 139 -3
T4 Victor Billskoog Barry University 74 66 140 -2
T4 Carlos Velez Barry University 70 70 140 -2

T6 Jack Bartlett Nova Southeastern U. 68 73 141 -1
T6 Chris Carlin Barry University 68 73 141 -1
T6 Ty Chandler North Alabama, U. of 68 73 141 -1
T6 Tyler Erickson Armstrong Atlantic U 71 70 141 -1
T6 Brett Munson North Alabama, U. of 69 72 141 -1
T6 Brad Robinson Carson-Newman Coll. 70 71 141 -1
T6 Joe Young Georgia Coll & St. U 73 68 141 -1
T13 Danny Evelyn Florida Southern Col 76 66 142 E
T13 Patricio Salem Lynn University 71 71 142 E
T13 Daniel Stapff Barry University 71 71 142 E
T16 Liam Ashby Carson-Newman Coll. 71 72 143 +1
T16 Wade Binfield Clayton St. U. 70 73 143 +1
T16 Seb Brown Lander University 74 69 143 +1
T16 Colin Fabbi Florida Tech 71 72 143 +1
T16 Peter Kolosvary Nova Southeastern 73 70 143 +1
T16 Bryan Newton Lander University 67 76 143 +1
T16 Casey Patterson Delta State U. 70 73 143 +1
T16 Chase Smith Delta State U. 69 74 143 +1
 
Men's Golf In Second Place After First Round of Aflac/Cougar Invitational
 
COLUMBUS, Ga.—The Barry University men’s golf team posted a one under team total (283) in the first round of the Aflac/Cougar Invitational on Monday. The Bucs sit in second place after day one, three strokes behind first place North Alabama.
 
Chris Carlin led the way for the Buccaneers, firing a three under 68 (35-33) in the first round. Carlin is in a four way tie for second place behind Lander’s Bryan Newton who shot a 67.
 
Carlos Velez shot a 70 (35-35), putting him in a tie for tenth place.
 
Daniel Stapff shot an even 71 (33-38) for the round. He is one of 13 players who shot par for the round.
 
Victor Billskoog fired a three over 74 (36-38), while Guillermo Pumarol rounded out the Buccaneer lineup with a plus five 76 (36-40).
 
The Bucs will play in the final round of the tournament tomorrow.

Oh oh ....

We are sorry but it appears that JavaScript is disabled on your browser.
Our site is very interactive and it requires JavaScript to be enabled.
Click on the link below for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Enable JavaScript on your browser