PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.— The Barry University women’s golf team jumped three spots to finish fourth overall at the 2010 NSU Shark Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs fired a 304 in the final round, the sixth best round of the tournament, to make the move fourth. For the tournament, Barry posted a 621 (317-304).
“It was a really good day for us,” head coach Gina Umeck said. “We stuck to our process and weren’t thinking about anything else today.”
Isadora Stapff led the way for Barry with a 75 in both rounds (150) to finish tied for seventh overall.
Taylor Babcock posted a one-over 73 in the second round to finish tied for ninth overall with a 151. Babcock shot a 78 in the first round.
Lizzi Over was seven strokes better in the second round with a 75. She finished the tournament tied for 25th with 157 (82-75).
Sophie Weilguni and Louise Perulf rounded out the Buccaneer finishers. Both players improved on the second day to assist the Bucs. Weilguni finished tied for 43rd with a 163 (82-81) while Perulf finished tied for 55th with a 169 (86-83).
Nova Southeastern took the win with a team-total 584 (293-291) while Taylor Collins was the individual medalist with a 140 (73-67). Florida Southern took second with a 590 (294-296) and Belmont Abbey finished third with a 615 (315-300).
The Bucs return to action next week when they play in the Saint Leo Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.
DAY ONE RESULTS
PLAM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.— The Barry University women’s golf team finished play at the first round of the NSU Shark Invitational on Monday afternoon. The Bucs fired a combined 317 to finish the day in seventh place.
Isadora Stapff led the way for the Bucs with a 75 (36-39). She is tied for 10th place overall. Taylor Babcock finished the round three strokes off Stapff with a 78 (39-39). Babcock is in tied for 19th overall.
Lizzi Over (43-39) and Sophie Weilguni (40-42) each posted a first-round 82 and are tied for 39th overall. Louise Perulf rounded out the Buccaneer finishers. Perulf fired an 86 (41-45) to finish the day tied for 57th overall.
"I feel like we had a much better day today than we did at Queens," head coach Gina Umeck said. "The team was very composed throughout the round and it shows in our results."
In the team competition, Nova Southeastern is currently in first place with a 293. Florida Southern is close on the Sharks’ heels, only a stroke back at 294. Rollins and West Florida are tied for third with a 312, while Belmont Abbey is alone in fifth with a 315.
The Bucs return to action tomorrow in the second round. The teams begin play at 8:30 am in a shotgun start.