The Barry men’s golf team shot a 274 in the first round of the NCAA Division II championship at Reunion Resort’s 7,054-yard, par-70 Watson Course on Monday in Kissimmee.
The No. 3-ranked Buccaneers had a two-stroke lead over top-ranked West Florida, and sixth-ranked Florida Tech was three strokes back in the 20-team, 108-player field.
Fourth-ranked Florida Southern was fourth at even-par 280, and seventh-ranked Newberry is fifth at 2-over. Lynn is 16th at 294.
Barry’s Daniel Faccini, Mike Anderson and Niclas Weiland each shot 68 and were tied for eighth.
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Faccini, Anderson, Weiland and Beltran each had three birdies.
Florida Southern’s John Coultas was the leader at 5-under 65. Bucs senior Mario Beltran was locked in a 10-way tie for 17th at even par, and junior Kyle Brey was tied for 48th, following his opening-round 73.
Nova Southeastern’s Richard Mansell also closed with an even-par 70.
The Bucs will tee off at noon Tuesday in the second round of the stroke-play tournament.
FIU senior Camila Serrano concluded her college career by shooting a 4-over 76 to complete her best round at the NCAA Division I national championships in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Serrano finished with a final score of 26-over (83-83-76—242). That was good enough tie for 102nd in the 132-player field.
▪ Late Sunday — West Alabama 10, Nova Southeastern 9: West Alabama’s Marcus Morrisette connected on a two-run homer in the seventh inning and later hit the winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Tigers in the NCAA Division II regional in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Jake Anchia and Dylan Woods each homered for the defending champion Sharks, but they managed only six hits and weren’t able to make their 8-6 lead stand up down the stretch.
Nova finished the season 38-20.
Track and field
The Miami women’s track and field team entered the NCAA East Preliminary ranked No. 13 in the NCAA Division I Women’s National Team Computer Rankings for Outdoor Track and Field, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Miami, which opened the outdoor season ranked 16th, is in the top 25 for the 17th time this year. The Hurricanes appeared in the top 25 in every ranking during the indoor season, peaking at No. 10. Nine marks combine to make up Miami’s team score of 130.05 points, with eight coming on the track.