Men's Golf Tied for 7th at Rainy Bobcat Invitational

Men's Golf Tied for 7th at Rainy Bobcat Invitational
Adam Svensson sits within three strokes of the lead at the Bobcat Invitational. Photo by Joel Auerbach

EATONTON, Ga. – Barry University men’s golf team is tied for seventh after one round of the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College Monday.

The No. 1-ranked Buccaneers shot 310 in the sub-50 degree, rainy weather at The Golf Club of Cuscowilla’s 6,847-yard, par-70 course. The second round was cancelled, and play is scheduled to resume Tuesday with one final round.

Barry sophomore Adam Svensson is third after shooting 2-over 72. He trails leader Fredrik Lindblom of Clayton State by three strokes. Lindblom was the only golfer in the 93-player, 17-team field to shoot under par. Armstrong Atlantic’s Shad Tuten is second at 1-over 71.

Svensson birdied the 378-yard, par-4 first and the 298-yard, par-4 12th holes. Lindblom leads the field with four birdies.

Clayton State leads the tournament by four strokes over Nova Southeastern and Armstrong after compiling a 299 team total. Nova and Armstrong both shot 303. South Carolina-Aiken is fourth at 304, and Lynn fifth at 307.

Barry senior Jared Dalga is tied for 22nd after his opening-round 77. Junior Berry Jole shot 80 in the rough conditions. Senior Scott Smyers was a stroke behind Jole, while freshman Mario Beltran carded an 85. Senior Marcelo Huarte, competing as an individual, had a 92.

Svensson accounted for 12 of the Buccaneers’ 43 pars. Armstrong and South Carolina-Aiken led the field with 51 pars. Clayton State led the field with nine birdies. The Bucs were 2-over on par-5 scoring holes. Lander and Carson-Newman were even on the longest holes to lead the tournament.

Barry hosts the Buccaneer Invitational presented by Carrabba’s  March 31-April 1 at Normandy Shores Golf Club in Miami Beach.