Men's Golf Opens Season With A Third-Place Finish

Daniel Stapff led the Bucs with a 216 (71-66-79). Photo by Joel Auerbach.

COLUMBUS, Ga.—The fourth-ranked Barry University men’s golf team opened the season with a third-place finish of 17 teams at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.  The Bucs, who were in second place after the first two rounds, finished with a 21-over 873 (286-287-300).

Georgia Southwestern, who were in third after the first day of action, surged past the top two teams to take the win with a +4 856 (290-287-279). Lynn took second with a 21-over 861 (277-294-290). Georgia College finished three strokes behind the Bucs, in fourth place, with an 882 (296-291-294), and Columbus State rounded out the top five with a +30 882 (296-291-295).

The Bucs were paced by Daniel Stapff who fired a three-over 216 (71-66-79) to finish tied for tenth overall. His second-round 66 tied for the lowest round in the tournament.

Marcelo Huarte was a stroke behind Stapff with 217 (70-75-72) to finish tied for 13th.

Marcus Segerstrom (75-73-72) and Scott Smyers (70-73-77) each posted seven-over 220 to tie for 21st. Roberto Cacho rounded out the Buccaneer finishers. Cacho finished tied for 82nd with a 241 (77-83-81).


COLUMBUS, Ga.—The Barry University men’s golf team opened the fall portion of their 2011-2012 season at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational on Monday afternoon. After two rounds of play the fourth-ranked Buccaneers are in second place with a 573 (286-287).

SSC-rival Lynn University leads the field. The Knights are a mere two strokes ahead of Barry with a 571 (277-294). Georgia Southwestern is four strokes off the Bucs’ pace with a 577 (290-287) in third place. Georgia College & State University is in fourth with a 581 (289-292) while Florida Southern rounds out the top five with a 583(297-286).

Senior Daniel Stapff leads the way for the Bucs and individually in the tournament. After two rounds Stapff is in first place with five-under 137 (71-66). Stapff’s second-round 66 ties Barry’s all-time record as the second lowest individual round in a tournament.

Scott Smyers was Barry’s next highest finisher. Smyers posted a +1 143 (70-73) to tie for 10th overall. Marcelo Huarte is two strokes behind Smyers. Huarte posted a 145 (70-75) on the first day to finish tied for 18th.

Marcus Segerstron and Roberto Cacho rounded out the Buccaneer five. Segerstrom posted a 148 (75-73) to tied for 34th place while Cacho fired a 160 (77-83) and is tied for 81st place.

The teams return to action tomorrow for the final round of play at the Country Club of Columbus.

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