Men's Golf Fires 14 Under Par To Finish Third At Rollins Invitational

Victor Billskoog leads the Bucs with a -5 211 (69-72-70). Photo by Joel Auerbach.
OCOEE, Fla.—The top-ranked Barry Buccaneers (282-285-283—850) slipped one spot to third on the final day at the Rollins College Invitational at the Forest Lake GC on Tuesday.

“The course was in great condition, very soft and very little wind, which lends itself to low scores,” head coach Jimmy Stobs said. “We just didn’t take advantage of the par fives. We made a lot of birdies, but then turned around and gave away too many strokes.”

The 15th-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks (271-290-284—845) held on after shooting a tournament-low 271 on the first round to claim the team title from the 15-team field. Fifth-ranked St. Edward’s, who were tied with Barry for second on day one, held on to second place after shooting 282-281-285—848.

Fourth-ranked Lynn (291-277-282-850) made up nine strokes on the final day to end up tied with the Bucs, while the host Tars (283-283-290—856) rounded out the top five.

Lynn’s Patricio Salem (71-67-67—205) held off St. Edward’s Colin Mayer (64-68-73—205) for the individual title, winning on the second playoff hole.

Four of the Buccaneers finished below par, led by Victor Billskoog (69-72-70—211) who tied for seventh place. Guillermo Pumerol (71-71-72—214) was tied for 13th at two under par, while Chris Carlin (70-69-76—215) and Carlos Velez (72-73-70—215) finished tied for 17th at one under par. Daniel Stapff (74-77-71—222) rounded out the Buccaneer contingent, tied for 44th.

For the tournament, the Bucs fired 11 of 15 team rounds at par or better. In fact, during the fall season, the Bucs finished each round under par as a team.

“As sloppy as we were, it was still good enough to finish under par,” Stobs said. “This team still has its best golf ahead of it, and that’s very encouraging.”

The Bucs are done for the fall but tee off in the spring at the Matlock Invitational at Lone Palm Country Club in Lakeland, Fla.
 
Men's Golf Tied For Second After First Round Of Rollins Invitational
 
OCOEE, Fla.—The Barry University men's golf team fired a six under 282 to situate themselves in second place heading into the second round of the Rollins College Invitational on Monday. The Bucs are tied with St. Edwards University, and 11 strokes behind leader Nova Southeastern
 
The Bucs were paced by Victor Billskoog who shot a three under 69 (33-36), placing him tied for sixth overall. Chris Carlin was a stroke behind with a 70 (36-34), placing him in a tie for ninth.
 
Guillermo Pumarol was a shot behind Carlin with a 71 (37-34) and Carlos Velez was close on his heels with a 72 (34-38). Daniel Stapff rounded out the Buccaneer lineup with a 74 (40-34), putting him in a tie for 37th overall.
 
The tournament got off to a slow start due to foggy conditions in the morning. Teams started second round play, but due to the late morning start were forced to retire due to darkness. Players will pick up where they left off at 8:15 on Tuesday morning.

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