MIAMI SHORES, Fla. - The Saint Leo men’s golf team shot a final-round 300 as they finished in ninth-place after all 54-holes of the Barry Buccaneers Invitational were in the books in the tournament hosted by Barry University and played at the Normandy Shores Golf Club.
The Lions, who finished seven strokes away from fifth, shot 295-301-300—896 for the tournament as Tom Lynn’s team-low 72 in the final 18 holes jumped him into the team lead and 18 individual places in the tournament. He finished the tournament in 23rd place, posting a 77-74-72—223.
J.P. Albuquerque finished in 36th after a 71-78-77—226 while Mark McGuire rebounded from a rough first day to finish in 41st with a 73-80-74—227. Cole Cisbani slipped from his 36th spot to 42nd after he shot a final-round 78 where he finished with a 74-76-78—228 total.
Matt Cornuet finished 49th in the 84-player field as he shot 79-73-77—229 to round out the Lions’ scoring.
As for the tournament itself, the host Barry Buccaneers’ 872 (283-290-299) held on to the top spot by one-stroke over Johnson and Wales 873 (285-293-295) and just two-strokes over Nova Southeastern University 874 (285-293-296).
Jeff Ivall, Nathan Leonhardt and Steven Brame all needed extra time to decide the individual winner, as Ivall 212 (74-69-69) of Northwood University won the playoff after just one hole to claim the individual crown.
The Lions’ originally had finished in 10th-place, but a disqualification after the tournament had concluded involving a golfer from Valdosta State, who finished a stroke ahead of SLU, gave the Green & Gold an additional spot in the final standings.