Men's Golf Wins At Prestigious AFLAC/Cougar Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ga.—The second-ranked Barry Buccaneers captured their first team title of the season with a victory at Columbus State’s AFLAC/Cougar Invitational at the Green Island Country Club on Tuesday. The Bucs made up three strokes on first-round leader North Alabama with a six-under-par 278 on the second round.

Victor Billskoog fired a second-round 66 (-5) to lead the charge, but got plenty of help from his teammates. Carlos Velez shot a second-straight -1 to tie Billskoog for fourth overall (140), while Daniel Stapff and Guillermo Pumerol each shot even par. Chris Carlin, who had a 68 on the first round (his third straight sub-70 round), shot 73 on Tuesday to finish tied for sixth.

Barry (283-278—561) finished ten strokes up on North Alabama (280-291) for the team title, while Barton (286-286—572) was a stroke back in third. Valdosta State (291-284—575) and Lander (286-289—575) tied for fourth.

In a field with 13 teams in the Top-20, other than the Buccaneers, the tournament was not kind to Top-10 teams. Top-ranked Georgia College 295-284—579) finished sixth, while #4 Lynn was tied for seventh and #3 Florida Southern was tied for 10th. Newberry, ranked fifth, finished 14th, while UNC-Pembroke (8) and Carson-Newman (9) were 20th and 19th respectively.

Craig Gibson of Georgia Southwestern (72-65—137) claimed the individual medalist with a tournament-low 65 on the final round. Valdosta State’s Chelsey Gunn (71-67—138) finished second and Barton’s Thomas Muto (70-69—139) was third.

The Bucs return to action next week at the NSU Shark Invitational at PGA National in West Palm Beach, Fla.
 
Team Standings
1 Barry University 283 278 561 -7 
2 North Alabama 280 291 571 +3
3 Barton College 286 286 572 +4
T4 Valdosta St. 291 284 575 +7
T4 Lander University 286 289 575 +7
6 Georgia Coll & St. 295 284 579 +11
T7 West Florida 293 287 580 +12
T7 Delta State 288 292 580 +12
T7 Lynn University 293 287 580 +12
T10 Nova Southeastern 286 295 581 +13
T10 Florida Southern 292 289 581 +13
T10 Georgia Southwestern 296 285 581 +13
13 Clayton St. 291 292 583 +15
14 Newberry College 291 293 584 +16
15 Columbus St. 295 291 586 +18
16 West Georgia 294 293 587 +19
17 Armstrong Atlantic 298 290 588 +20
18 Florida Tech 301 288 589 +21
19 Carson-Newman 295 296 591 +23
20 UNC Pembroke 300 295 595 +27
21 Catawba 300 305 605 +37

 

Top 20 Individuals
1 Craig Gibson Georgia Southwestern 72 65 137 -5 
2 Chesley Gunn Valdosta St. U. 71 67 138 -4
3 Thomas Muto, Jr Barton College 70 69 139 -3
T4 Victor Billskoog Barry University 74 66 140 -2
T4 Carlos Velez Barry University 70 70 140 -2

T6 Jack Bartlett Nova Southeastern U. 68 73 141 -1
T6 Chris Carlin Barry University 68 73 141 -1
T6 Ty Chandler North Alabama, U. of 68 73 141 -1
T6 Tyler Erickson Armstrong Atlantic U 71 70 141 -1
T6 Brett Munson North Alabama, U. of 69 72 141 -1
T6 Brad Robinson Carson-Newman Coll. 70 71 141 -1
T6 Joe Young Georgia Coll & St. U 73 68 141 -1
T13 Danny Evelyn Florida Southern Col 76 66 142 E
T13 Patricio Salem Lynn University 71 71 142 E
T13 Daniel Stapff Barry University 71 71 142 E
T16 Liam Ashby Carson-Newman Coll. 71 72 143 +1
T16 Wade Binfield Clayton St. U. 70 73 143 +1
T16 Seb Brown Lander University 74 69 143 +1
T16 Colin Fabbi Florida Tech 71 72 143 +1
T16 Peter Kolosvary Nova Southeastern 73 70 143 +1
T16 Bryan Newton Lander University 67 76 143 +1
T16 Casey Patterson Delta State U. 70 73 143 +1
T16 Chase Smith Delta State U. 69 74 143 +1
 
Men's Golf In Second Place After First Round of Aflac/Cougar Invitational
 
COLUMBUS, Ga.—The Barry University men’s golf team posted a one under team total (283) in the first round of the Aflac/Cougar Invitational on Monday. The Bucs sit in second place after day one, three strokes behind first place North Alabama.
 
Chris Carlin led the way for the Buccaneers, firing a three under 68 (35-33) in the first round. Carlin is in a four way tie for second place behind Lander’s Bryan Newton who shot a 67.
 
Carlos Velez shot a 70 (35-35), putting him in a tie for tenth place.
 
Daniel Stapff shot an even 71 (33-38) for the round. He is one of 13 players who shot par for the round.
 
Victor Billskoog fired a three over 74 (36-38), while Guillermo Pumarol rounded out the Buccaneer lineup with a plus five 76 (36-40).
 
The Bucs will play in the final round of the tournament tomorrow.