No. 1-Ranked Men's Golf Tied for 2nd at Kinderlou

No. 1-Ranked Men's Golf Tied for 2nd at Kinderlou
Adam Svensson shot 69 in the second round to help catapult the Bucs into a tie for second. Photo by Joel Auerbach

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Barry University’s No. 1-ranked men’s golf team is tied for second after two rounds of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State.

The Buccaneers shot 296-288 – 584 on the first day of the 54-hole tournament at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club's 7,140-yard course. Florida Southern owns a nine-stroke lead over Barry and Columbus State at the top of the leader board. Georgia College & State is fourth, eight strokes behind the Bucs. Valdosta State is fifth after shooting back-to-back 297s for a 594 two-round total.

Florida Southern’s Case Gard leads the tournament at 4-under 67-73 – 140. Eckerd’s Jeff Evanier is second after shooting 71-70 – 141. Florida Southern’s Tim Crouch is third, two strokes behind the leader.

Barry freshman Adam Svensson fired a second-round 69, his third under-70 round in as many events this spring, to find himself in a five-way tie for fourth at 1-under 143. He shot a 74 in the opening round. Buccaneers teammate Scott Smyers is tied for 12th after shooting 2-over 72-74 – 146.

Barry’s Jared Dalga, making his first appearance of the spring, followed up his opening-round 76 with a 1-under 71. He is tied for 16th at 147. Marcus Segerstrom and Marcelo Huarte are tied for 26th at 150. Segerstrom shot 76-74, and Huarte 74-76.

Svensson, Gard, Flagler’s Spencer Schindler, Delta State’s Jack Sargent, Rollins’ Scott Lamb and North Alabama’s Ricky Stimets all broke 70 in one of the two rounds Monday.

The Buccaneers will tee off at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday in the final five threesomes with Florida Southern and Columbus State. Track Tuesday’s final round coverage at: