Men's Golf Successfully DefendsTeam Title at NSU Shark Invitational

Buccaneer won the team title by 14 strokes over the host Sharks. Photo by Athena Carlin.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Barry University men’s golf team were triumphant in defending their team title at the NSU Shark Invitational at the Haig Course at PGA National on Tuesday.

The Bucs (281-296=577) started the day with a nine-shot lead over host team Nove Southeastern, and after an eight-over 296 team score, extended their lead to 14 shots and secured the team title for the second straight year. Nova Southeastern University (290-301=591) locked up second place, while Indianapolis University (295-298=593) finished in third, two shots back of NSU.

Sophomore Chris Carlin’s two-under-par 142 (70-72) led the Buccaneers to their first team win of the season and clinched the first individual title of his college career. Carlos Velez (70-74=144) finished even par and tied for 3rd out of 75 individuals.

Meanwhile, Guillermo Pumarol (72-73=145) finished one shot back of Velez and Matthew Jonah (69-77=146) finished one shot back of Pumarol placing them in a tie for 7th and a tie for 10th respectively. Victor Billskoog rounded out the Bucs’ scores, finishing at 158 and in a tie for 49th.

Carlin held off Florida Tech’s Lance Gillett (71-72=143) who finished in second place, one shot back.

This tournament marks a number of firsts for the Buccaneer squad. While this was Carlin’s first win as an individual in his college career, this was also the first time Barry has successfully defended a team title. Furthermore, this tournament is the first time the Bucs have placed 4 players in the top-ten.

The Bucs will look to continue their momentum at their final tournament of the fall season on October 27-28 at the Rollins Invitational in Ocoee, Fla.
Men's Golf Leads Rain-Soaked Shark Invitational After One Round
 
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Not counting a single round over par, the Barry Buccaneers cruised to a nine-stroke lead after one round of the NSU Shark Men’s Golf Invitational at the Haig Course at PGA National on Monday afternoon.
 
A three-hour delay due to driving rain and lighting in the middle of the first round forced the cancellation of the second round, reducing the tournament to 36 holes.
 
The Buccaneers (-7, 281) lead the field, nine strokes ahead of host Nova Southeastern (+2, 290), while Indianapolis (295), Florida Atlantic (300), Lynn (302) and Flagler (302) round out the top five. 
 
Senior Matt Jonah of Barry carded a first-round best 69 (-3) to stand in first place among 75 individuals. Teammates Carlos Velez (70) and Chris Carlin (70) are tied with Indianapolis' Justin Hueber (70) for second place, while Guillermo Pumarol carded an even-par 72 to tie for eighth. Victor Billskoog (74), tied for 16th to complete the Buccaneer entry.
 
Valdosta State (304), Florida Tech (304), Embry-Riddle (305), Eckerd College (307) and Rutgers (307) finished in the top ten. Navy (314), Northwood (319), McDaniel College (322) and C.W. Post (323) were also in competition.
 
The second and final round of the NSU Shark Invitational will begin with an 8:30 shotgun start at the Haig Course at PGA National on Tuesday, October 14th.
 

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