No. 1 Barry rallies in final round to win second tourney title of spring season
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Top-ranked Barry came from nine strokes back in the final round of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate to win its second tournament of the spring season.
Barry overcame No. 4 Florida Southern in Tuesday's final round at the 7,140-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, shooting 286 on Tuesday to finish with a 54-hole total of 870. Florida Southern shot 299 in the final round, finishing second with an 874. Columbus State was third at 892.
Barry junior Jared Dalga shot his best round as a Buccaneer after transferring from Eastern Michigan in the fall, firing a 4-under 68 in the final round. He eagled the 566-yard, par-5 11th, and had four birdies on the back nine to finish in a tie for second with teammate Adam Svensson on the individual leader board at -1 215. Dalga had five birdies during second-round play. Svensson shot par in the final round behind four birdies.
Svensson had 12 birdies in the tournament. Dalga had 11.
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch won the tournament, shooting a -6 par 210. He matched Dalga with a 68 in the final round. Eckerd's Jeff Evanier also tied for second at -1 par 215 after shooting 74 Tuesday.
Buccaneers senior Marcus Segerstrom tied for eighth, shooting a -2 par 70 in the final round to finish the three-round tournament at 220. Junior Scott Smyers tied for 12th at 222, following his +4 par 76. Junior Marcelo Huarte tied for 27th at 226, also shooting 76 in the final round.
Segerstrom had five birdies in the final round, and had 10 for the tournament. Smyers birdied two holes Tuesday, and finished with five in the three rounds. Huarte birdied the 540-yard 14th, and had four in the tournament.