VALDOSTA, GA – Barry shot a final round 289 to win the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate with a three-round total of 861 at the par 72, 7,113 yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Tuesday.
The Bucs entered the final round of play tied with Lynn for the overall team lead at 572 and carded the low round of the day to finish the 54-hole event at three-under par. The Knights were seven-over on Tuesday and finished second with a two-over 867 while Armstrong Atlantic was also seven-over in the final round and finished third at 14-over par. Host Valdosta State, which shot a final round 296, was third at 879 and Saint Leo carded a final round 291 to round out the top five at 881.
Flagler was also three over in the final round and finished sixth at 882 while North Alabama was two strokes behind after a final round 295. Georgia College, which also shot a 295 Tuesday, was eighth at 21-over par while Rollins carded a final round 291 to finish ninth at 891. Columbus State tallied a three-round total of 893 after a final round 300 to finish 10th.
Florida Tech registered a final round 296 to finish 11th at 895 while Florida Southern was five strokes behind after a final round 297. Clayton State finished 13th with a 907 after a final round 305 and was followed by West Florida at 908 after carding a 301 in the final round. Delta State, which shot a final round 304, was three strokes behind and Eckerd followed with a 916 after shooting 20-over in the final round while Lander, who was 22-over Tuesday, and Georgia Southwestern, which carded a final round 298, tied for 17th at 922.
Saint Leo’s Ryan Gendron claimed individual medalist honors as he shot a three-under 68 on Tuesday and finished the tournament with a six-under 138. Georgia College’s Bryan Fox was a stroke behind after a final round 71 while Lynn’s Ernesto Vitienes was one-over par on Tuesday and finished third at two-under. Barry’s Scott Smyers was one-under on Tuesday and for the event to finish fourth while Armstrong Atlantic teammates Cory Griffin, who shot a final round 71, and Shad Tuten, who was two-over in the final round, tied for fifth at even par.
For the Blazers, John Fordham and Florian Schmiedel, both of home shot 73 in the final round, tied for ninth at 217 while Michael Nutter was three-over Tuesday and six-over for the tournament to finish tied for 25th. Alex Jones was also three-over in Tuesday’s round and tied for 32nd with 223 while Austin McNeill was tied for 59th at 14-over after a final round 76.
Valdosta State returns to action next Monday when it opens play in the Bobcat Invitational at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla in Eatonton, Ga.