Barry University’s No.1-ranked men’s golf team has a 13-stroke lead after two rounds of the Guy Harvey Invitational in Palm Beach Gardens.
The Buccaneers shot 280-279 for a 17-under-par 559 total Monday on the par-72, 7,045-yard PGA National Golf Club Champion Course to take the lead after 36 holes in the three-round tournament hosted by Nova Southeastern.
Saint Leo is second at 4-under 572, and Nova is third at even-par 576.
In his first tournament of the season, Barry junior Adam Svensson shot 71-64 for a 9-under 135 total to grab a one-stroke lead in the 95-player, 17-team field. Saint Leo’s Ryan Gendron shot 68-68 — 136 and is second.
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The two will be paired together in Tuesday’s final round, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. Svensson’s 64 is his second lowest round as a collegian.
Barry’s Mike Anderson is third after shooting 6-under 138 over the first two rounds. He is three strokes ahead of Southeast Oklahoma State’s Sebastian Otoya and Nova Southeastern’s Santiago Gomez, who both shot 3-under 141.
Barry’s Nico Cavero and Mario Beltran are tied for 11th at 1-under 143. Cavero shot 67-76. Beltran shot 71-72.
Buccaneers teammate Berry Jole is tied for 40th at 150 after shooting 74-76.
In the women’s portion of the tournament, NSU shot 18-over 306 in the first round and is in second place. Barry shot 316 and is tied for 10th.
▪ St. Thomas 3, Florida Memorial 0: The combination of Michelle Bailey and Sarah Thomsson connected twice to pace the scoring as St. Thomas (5-4-1, 1-2) outshot Florida Memorial (1-10-1) by a whopping 33-11 en route to a victory at Bobcat Field.
Andreina Sifontes made a solo attack, dribbling up the center of the field, then finishing with a successful strike on goal to open the scoring and give the Bobcats an early lead with less than five minutes into play. After being inserted into the game as a substitute, Michelle Bailey scored her first of two goals off an assist by Thomsson with 20 minutes to play in the first half. Coming out of halftime with a two-goal lead, Thomsson found Bailey again for the final goal.
Freshman Cristina Garwacki earned the shutout.