Barry University’s third-ranked women’s golf team moved into the lead at the Sunshine State Conference Championship at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.
The Buccaneers shot 307 in the second round Monday to take a three-stroke lead over Rollins and Saint Leo. Nova Southeastern was in fourth.
Barry’s Tilda Larsson and Maria Paola Fiorio are tied for fourth at 155. Fiorio had two birdies on her way to a 3-over-par 75 in the second round. Larsson strung 13 straight pars together to cap Round 2.
They trail Rollins’ Annie Dulman by four strokes for the individual lead in the 45-player field. Saint Leo’s Marie Coors is second at 152, and Lions teammate Vilde Eriksen third at 154. Nova’s Aldana Foigel was sixth at 156.
Barry’s Gaby Victoria moved up 14 spots into a tie for eighth after shooting 77 in the second round.
The Bucs are trying to repeat as league champions in the nine-team tournament after winning the SSC title for the first time in school history a year ago.
On the men’s side, Barry is sixth after shooting 311. Lynn holds the lead at 591. Saint Leo is second at 602. Florida Southern is third at 606. Nova was in fifth place.
▪ FIU women: The Panthers shot an 11-over 299 during the first day of the Conference USA tournament in Fort Myers.
FIU is in second place, three strokes behind Middle Tennessee. The Panthers were led by senior Sophie Godley, who shot a 1-under 71.
Track and Field
The University of Miami women’s track-and-field team is No. 13 in the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings. The Hurricanes’ No. 13 ranking is the highest Miami has been ranked this season.
For the second consecutive week, the Hurricanes earned the No. 1 ranking in several college baseball polls. After finishing 4-1 on the week, Miami checked in at No. 1 in five of the six major national polls: Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball, Perfect Game and in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Miami has not lost a series since dropping 2 of 3 to then-No. 1 Florida from Feb. 26-28.
FIU earned the No. 1 seed in the C-USA tournament in Mufreesboro, Tennessee. The Panthers (15-2), ranked No. 43, earned a first-round bye and will play Friday. FIU will face the winner of the first-round match between Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.