Men's Golf Finishes Second At SSC Championship

Daniel Stapff won a two-hole playoff, tapping in for an eagle, to win the 2011 SSC individual title. Photo by Jim Hogue.
BOCA RATON, Fla.—For the second year in a row, the Barry Buccaneers walked out of the Sunshine State Conference Golf Championships with a piece of hardware, but not the one they wanted most.

Daniel Stapff claimed the individual medal, won by Barry’s Carlos Velez in 2010, for the Bucs, but the Barry men’s golf team finished second at the 2011 Sunshine State Conference Golf Championships on Tuesday as the Nova Southeastern Sharks rallied to win the title.

The Bucs (293-285-296—874) jumped out to a big lead on the final round, but faded down the stretch as the Sharks (290-287-296—873) came back to win their fourth title since 2005. On the final hole, Barry’s Stapff bogeyed, while Nova’s Ricardo Celia birdied to left the Sharks over the Bucs. The hole also produced a tie atop the individual board between the two, but Stapff prevailed on the second playoff hole, tapping in for an eagle, for the individual medal.

The Lynn Knights (292-294-294—880), who fired the low round on Tuesday, came in third, while Florida Tec h (302-283-306—891) and Saint Leo (293-299-304—896) placed fourth and fifth, signaling a changing of the guard in the conference. Perennial powers Florida Southern, the defending national champs, and Rollins finished sixth and tied for seventh respectively.

Behind Stapff, sophomore Marcus Segerstrom placed fourth, shooting 72-71-75—218. Chris Carlin (73-76-73—222) and Marcelo Huarte (75-72-75—222) tied for 10th and Guillermo Pumarol (75-74-74—223) was a stroke back, tied for 13th.

The Bucs wait word on an NCAA Tournament bid. The regional is scheduled for May 2-4 in Deland, Fla., at Victoria Hills Golf Club.
 
Men's Golf In Second After Two Rounds At The Conference Tournament
 
BOCA RATON, Fla.—The 2011 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Tournament is under way at the Boca Raton Country Club. After the first two rounds of action, the Buccaneer men are in second place with a 578 (293-285).
 
Nova Southeastern leads the way after the first two rounds with a 577 (290-287), Florida Tech is in third with a 585 (302-283). Host Lynn is in fourth with a 586 (292-294) and Saint Leo rounds out the top-five with a 592 (293-299).
 
Dainel Stapff led the way for the Bucs with a four-under 141 (73-68). He is in second place overall.
 
Marcus Segerstrom is in second place for the Bucs. Segerstrom posted a 143 (72-72) to tie for third. Marcelo Huarte fired a 147 (75-72) to tie for ninth place. Chris Carlin shot a 149 (73-76) to tie for 16th overall. Guillermo Pumarol rounded out the Buccaneer five with 149 (75-74). Pumarol is tied for 16th overall.
 
Nova Southeastern’s Ricardo Celia led individuals with -5 139 (72-67). Following Stapff, Lynn’s Ricardo Gouveira (71-72) is tied for third with Florida Tech’s Zack Potter (73-70) and Segerstrom with a 143.
 
The Bucs return to action tomorrow for the third and final round.

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