Barry University men’s golf team qualified for the national championships for the eighth straight year after finishing fifth at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional in Howey-in-the-Hills.
The seventh-ranked Buccaneers shot 293 in Wednesday’s final round at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Barry finished at 882, six strokes ahead of Nova Southeastern and Columbus State to claim the final qualifying spot for nationals.
Barry’s eight straight trips to the NCAA Championships is the longest streak in the country. It also marks the 10th time in the program’s history the Bucs will compete at the national finals.
Lynn won the 20-team tournament at 1-under-par 863. Saint Leo was second at 2-over, Florida Southern third at 4-over and West Florida fourth at 10-over.
Lynn’s Manuel Torres won the tournament by a stroke over Florida Southern’s John Coultas after shooting a 10-under 206.
Limestone’s Griffin Brown and Nova’s Richard Mansell will advance to the as individuals after finishing fifth and seventh, respectively. The top two individuals not on advancing teams qualify for the national tounrney.
No. 5 Nova Southeastern won the team title at the NCAA South Super Regional in Pensacola to advance to the NCAA National Championships. Two Sharks also advanced in individual play.
The Sharks’ three-round total of 894 put them ahead of the two other automatic qualifiers for the national tournament, No. 1 Rollins (898) and No. 7 Saint Leo (902).
Barry finished tied for sixth.
The Sharks led the tournament from beginning to end, and finished just a stroke off the best final-round tally Wednesday.
Sophomore Jamie Freedman and freshman Aldana Foigel tied for first at 218 total. In a playoff, Freedman won on the second hole with a par to earn medalist honors for Nova. Both Sharks earned automatic bids to the championships in Aurora, Colorado.
▪ Tennis: For the third year in a row, three members of the University of Miami women’s tennis team have been selected to play in the NCAA championships. Senior Stephanie Wagner and sophomore Sinead Lohan were chosen as singles for the second straight year, while Wagner and sophomore Wendy Zhang will team up in doubles play.
All three were at-large selections.
▪ Baseball: Wednesday’s game between No. 4 Miami and No. 19 FAU at Mark Light Field has been postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather.The game will start at 6:30 p.m.