Stapff Wins School-Record 4th Title at St. Edward's

Stapff Wins School-Record 4th Title at St. Edward's
Barry's golf team claimed the runner-up trophy and Daniel Stapff won the medalist honors in Texas Tuesday. Photo courtesy of St. Edward's

AUSTIN, Texas -- Daniel Stapff said before the season you'd be seeing his name at the top, and people would get used to seeing his picture.

Tuesday, he made good on his promise, shooting a 9-under 207 to win the St. Edward's Invitational men's golf tournament at Grey Rock Golf Course.

Stapff won the individual tile by six strokes over Nova Southeastern's Ben Taylor after shooting a 2-under 70 in the tournament's final round on the 6,909-yard tract. That completed a two-day run in which he played the most consistent golf in the 90-player field.

Stapff's title was his school-record fourth individual title. He made 12 birdies, and had 36 pars. Stapff was a tournament-best 1-under on par-4 scoring, and tied for the field lead in par-5 scoring at minus 9.

St. Edward's Santiago Quintero was the only other golfer to shoot under par, finishing third at 1-under 215.

Barry finished second five strokes behind Nova Southeastern for the team title. The No. 3-ranked Bucs shot 299 in the third round. Nova closed with a 295 for a 19-over 883. St. Edward's was third at 900.

Barry's Marcus Sergerstrom shot a 74 Tuesday, finishing in a tie for seventh at 223. Scott Smyers shot 78 to cap the event at 228 in 14th. Forsslund shot 77, putting himself in a tie for 16th at 230. Marcelo Huarte shot 240, closing with a final round 81.

Sergerstrom led the field with 39 pars. Smyers sank 10 birdie putts.