HERSHEY, Pa. – Barry University men’s golf team finished second in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Division II National Championships, sending the Buccaneers on to match play.
The No. 2 nationally-ranked Buccaneers shot 304 in the final round at the 6,984-yard, par-71 Hershey Country Club Wednesday to fall nine strokes behind Florida Southern after the completion of the three-day stroke play tournament. Barry had a three-day total of 876, while the Moccasins won the stroke play with an 867. Nova Southeastern was third at 877, Lynn and South Carolina-Aiken tied for fourth at 888.
The top eight teams advance to match play, where Barry will meet unranked Missouri-St. Louis in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
Junior Jared Dalga shot par in the final round, using one birdie and one bogey. He shot 4-over 72-74-71 – 217, finishing tied for seventh. Dalga had six birdies in stroke play.
Freshman Adam Svensson shot 7-over 78, finishing tied for 14th at 6-over 219. He had eight birdies in the tournament.
Junior Scott Smyers shot 5-over 76 Wednesday. He finished at 7-over 220 after a 73-71-76 54-hole performance. Senior Marcus Segerstrom shot 8-over 79 in the final round, also finishing at 7-over 220. Smyers and Segerstrom, who tied for 17th, each had eight birdies in the three rounds.
Senior Simon Forsslund shot 83 in the final round. He had five birdies and an eagle in the tournament.
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch won the individual title. He tied with South Carolina-Aiken’s Matt Atkins and Western Washington’s Jake Webb tied for the first, each shooting 2-under 212 through the 54-hole stroke play. Webb shot the low round of the tournament, firing a 6-under 65 Wednesday. Cal State-Stanislaus’ Rob Damschen and Grand Canyon’s Jimmy Kozikowski were fourth and fifth, respectively, at 213 and 214.