Barry University’s seventh-ranked men’s golf team shot 292 in the first round of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional on Monday to fall into a tie for fifth place at Howey-in-the-Hills.
Buccaneers senior Nico Cavero carded a 4-under-par 68 behind five birdies and is fourth in the 20-team, 108-player tournament that runs through Wednesday.
The top five teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships from May 17-21 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver.
West Florida is the first-round leader after shooting 280.
Lynn is second at 282, and Limestone and Columbus State are tied for third at 291.
Georgia Southwestern also shot 292 to equal the Bucs, who were 8-under on par-5 holes. Barry had 59 pars and 13 birdies on Monday.
Nova Southeastern (293) was in seventh place. Junior Richard Mansell paced the Sharks, sitting in third place after a 5-under 67.
Barry junior Mario Beltran had two birdies in his opening-round 74 and is tied for 29th.
Freshmen Niclas Weiland and Jack Allard and junior Mike Anderson are all tied for 38th after each shot 75. Allard had three birdies, Anderson two and Weiland one.
Barry shot 311 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Super Regional at Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola.
The second-ranked Buccaneers are tied with Limestone and Flagler for ninth, with two days remaining on the par-72, 6,036-yard course.
Nova Southeastern shot 295 and leads by one stroke over Saint Leo. Rollins is third at 297.
All five Sharks are in the top 20.
Aldana Foigel is in third place after a 71.
Jamie Freedman is sixth after a 73, while Michelle Ruiz had a 3-over 75 and is in 10th.
TRACK AND FIELD
The University of Miami’s women’s track and field team was ranked 17th in the latest edition of the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings.
The Hurricanes are the only ranked Atlantic Coast Conference team in the USTFCCCA Top 25 and have appeared in every edition of the USTFCCCA rankings during the outdoor season, peaking at No. 13 two weeks ago.
The Canes also are the highest-ranked ACC women’s team in the USTFCCCA outdoor Top 25 for the fifth consecutive week and sixth time this year.