VSU Golf Finishes Ninth at Buccaneer Invitational

| April 2, 2014

VSU-Golf-3 MIAMI SHORES, FL – Valdosta State shot a final round 295 finish ninth at the Buccaneer Invitational with a 37-over 889 at the par 71, 6,733 yard Normandy Shores Golf Club Tuesday.

Nationally top-ranked and host Barry won the event with a 21-under 831 after a six-under 278 in the final round while Johnson and Wales shot a final round 282 to finish second with a one-over 853. Nova Southeastern was third at 857 after a final round 285 and was followed by Saint Leo at 858 after a 290 Tuesday. Chico State shot a final round 286 to round out the top five with an 862.

Florida Tech was two shots behind Chico State after a final round 288 and Saint Edward’s had an 868 after a final round 292 while Wilmington was eighth at 885 after a 300 on Tesday. Montevallo stumbled to a final round 310 and was bested by the Blazers by a stroke to finish 10th. Eastern Florida State was two more strokes back after a 292 while Colorado-Colorado Springs shot a final round 298 for a three-round total of 895. Georgia Southwestern shot a 302 in the final round and was at 902 for the tournament while Tampa rounded out the field at 917 after a final round 305.

Alex Jones paced the Blazers as he shot a final round 71 to tie for 12th at 214 while John Fordham tied for 30th at 218 after a final round 76. Florian Schmiedel tallied a 74 Tuesday and tied for 60th at 230 while Michael Nutter was a stroke back and tied for 66th after a final round 77. Austin McNeil shot a final round 74 and tied for 69th at 234.

Valdosta State returns to action Monday, April 21 when it opens play in the Gulf South Conference Championship in Tunica, Miss.

Source: Valdosta State University Athletics

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