Men's Golf Places Second At Marjorie Whitney Invitational

Scott Smyers shot 74-78-69--221 to lead the Bucs to a second-place finish. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. —The fourth-ranked Barry Buccaneers finished second at the Marjorie Whitney Invitational hosted by Queens University of Charlotte at TPC Sawgrass on Tuesday, firing a 304 on the final round to come in at 295-304-304—903.

Nova Southeastern University shot a 301 in today’s windy conditions at TPC Sawgrass to win the team title with a total score of 310-283-301—894. Number one-ranked Abilene Christian was third with a 299-305-304—908.

Queens was edged by Barton (311-296-312—919) for the fourth place finish while the Royals shot a 303-304-313—920 rounding out the top-five.

Greg Mergel of Flagler delivered an even-par performance with a score of 72-71-73—216 for the individual title. Ben Taylor (72-67-78—217) of Nova Southeastern finished second after adding 11 strokes to his second round score in the third.

Scott Smyers led the Bucs after shooting a field-low 69 on the final round to tie for sixth at 221 (74-78-69). Daniel Stapff fell from second to eighth after shooting an 80 today. He finished at 71-72-80—223.

Marcus Segerstrom tied for 12 at 229 (74-77-78), while Marcelo Huarte was 25th at 236 (76-77-83). Simon Forsslund tied for 43rd in the field of 63 with a 245 score (85-83-77).

The Bucs closed out the fall with a first, second, third and fifth-place finish in four entries this fall. They tee off the spring at Florida Southern’s Matlock Invitational at Lone Palm GC Feb. 13-14.

Men's Golf In Second After First Day At Marjorie Whitney Invitational

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. —The fourth-ranked Barry men’s golf team is in second place at the Marjorie Whitney Invitational hosted by Queens University of Charlotte at TPC Sawgrass after day one. The Buccaneers (295-304) are six strokes behind Nova Southeastern with a 599, while Abilene Christian (299-305) is in third after scoring a 604.

The NSU Sharks (310-283) lead with a score of 593 after two rounds of golf on day one, firing five under par on the second round to take the lead.

After playing a consistent two rounds of golf despite the showers in the morning, the host Queen’s Royals (303-304) are currently tied in fourth place with Barton (311-296) after shooting a 607.

Leading the entire group individually is Nova Southeastern’s Ben Taylor who shot a five-under par score of 67 in round two. That paired with his 72 from the morning round gave him a score of 139. Daniel Stapff of Barry (71-72) and Greg Mergel of Flagler (72-71) are tied in second with scores of 143.

Marcus Segerstrom is tied for 12th at 74-77—151, while Scott Smyers is a stroke back at 74-78—152 and tied for 14th. One stoke behind that, tied for 21st, is Marcelo Huarte after shooting 76-77—153.

Simon Forsslund rounds out the Buccaneer entry after shooting 85-83—168 to tie for 57th.

 The third and final round will be played tomorrow beginning at 8:30 pm.


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