LAKELAND, Fla.—The Barry University men’s golf team jumped two spots to finish fourth of 15 teams at the Matlock Collegiate Classic on Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs finished the circuit with an 867 (291-292-284), nine strokes behind winner West Florida.
West Florida overcame a 9-stroke deficit to win the team title, the second largest any team has overcome in the final round. The Argonauts finished with an 858 (293-286-279). The Argonauts' final round 279 is the second best final round ever shot, with Ohio State shooting a 275 in 1992.
Georgia College put up an 862 (285-285-292) for second place. Host Florida Southern posted an 865 (288-288-289) to take third. Newberry College finished behind the Bucs in fifth with an 869 (285-294-290) for the tournament.
Marcus Segerstron led the way for the Bucs with a 213 (72-71-70). Segerstrom finished tied for 7th overall.
Marcelo Huarte (73-75-70) and Guillermo Pumarol (73-72-73) each finished tied for 21st with a 218.
Daniel Stapff and Chris Carlin rounded out the Buccaneer finishers. Stapff posted a 221 (73-74-74) to tie for 31st while Carlin fired a 227 (77-79-71) to finish tied for 50th.
Georgia College’s Billy Shida was the individual winner. Shinda shot a three-round 205 (67-69-69), 11 under collectively for the tournament. Billy Shida's final score of 205 was one stroke off the tournament record set by Florida Southern's Jeff Klauk in 2000.
The Buccaneers return to action on March 7 when they travel to Texas to compete in the St. Edward’s Invitational.
DAY ONE RESULTS
LAKELAND, Fla.The Barry University men’s golf team began the spring portion of their 2010-2011 season on Monday afternoon at the Matlock Invitational. After the first two rounds of play, the Bucs are in 6th place of 15 teams with a 583 (291-292). The team was tied in fourth after the first round.
Georgia College leads the way with a 570 (285-285). Florida Southern, who was in third after the first round, moved up a spot to second with a 576 (288-288). West Florida (293-286) also jumped up a spot from fifth and is tied third after the second round with Newberry College (285-294). Both schools fired a 579 after two rounds. Columbus State rounded out the top five with a 580 (294-286).
Marcus Segerstrom led the way for the Bucs in the first round. Segerstrom fired an even posted a 143 (72-71) and is tied for 11th overall.
Guillermo Pumarol was one over in the first round and posted an even 72 in the second for a 145 on the first day. Pumarol is tied for 18th overall.
Daniel Stapff (73-74) and Marcelo Huarte (73-75) are separated by a mere shot. Stapff posed a 147 and Huarte fired a 148. Chris Carlin rounded out the Buccaneer finishers with a 156 (77-79).
The teams return to action tomorrow for the third round of play.