Bucs Women's Golf Finishes 4th at Tusculum

Bucs Women's Golf Finishes 4th at Tusculum
Maria Paola Fiorio and Daniela Murray each tied for eighth at the Tusculum Intercollegiate Sunday. Photo by Joel Auerbach

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Barry women's golf team finished fourth at the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Sunday.

The Buccaneers, who started the final round in second, shot 299-318 -- 617 on the 5,800-yard Cougar Point course. Lynn repeated as the event champion, winning the tournament with a 16-over 592. UNC Pembroke was second at 35-over 611, and West Florida third at 614.

Savannah College of Art Design, which was one stroke behind the No. 4 nationally-ranked Buccaneers to start Sunday's final round, finished fifth, seven strokes behind Barry.

Barry sophomore Daniella Murray shot a 2-over 74 in the final round, finishing tied for eighth at 7-over 157. Bucs freshman teammate Maria Paola Fiorio also tied for eighth after shooting 73-78 -- 151.

Lynn's Samantha Smolen won the tournament at 2-under 142. Fighting Knights teammate Ellen Chambers was second at 3-over 147. Lander's T. Caballer Hernani and UNC Pembroke's Meghan Moore and Shauna Walor all tied for third at 4-over 148.

Barry's Taylor Babcock tied for 23rd, shooting 77-79 -- 156. Nancy Vergara tied for 33rd at 159 and Nicky Ferre shot 166.

Barry will compete in the Lady Moc Golf Classic in Lakeland Feb. 25=26.