Barry wins Southeastern Collegiate, Ryan Gendron takes individual title
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Top-ranked Barry shot a final-round 289 to win the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State.
The Buccaneers finished six strokes ahead of runner-up Lynn with an 861 on the 7,113-yard Kinderlou Forrest Golf Club course. Armstrong Atlantic was third with an 878, Valdosta State was fourth at 879 and Saint Leo fifth at 881.
It was the Bucs' second consecutive tournament title in as many weeks and fourth of the season. Barry is one tournament title away from tying the school record for victories in a season. Last year's team won five titles.
Saint Leo's Ryan Gendron won the individual title, shooting 71-70-69 -- 210. His 6-under 54-hole total was a stroke better than Georgia College's Bryan Fox. Lynn's Ernesto Vitienes was third at 2-under 214.
Barry's Scott Smyers finished fourth, giving him back-to-back top-five finishes. Smyers shot 1-under 71 in the final round to finish at 1-under 215 for the tournament, five strokes behind the medalist. Buccaneers teammates Adam Svensson and Mario Beltran tied for fifth with Armstrong Atlantic's Cory Griffin and Shad Tuten at even par 216. Beltran shot 2-under 70 Tuesday, while Svensson had a 2-over 74.
Smyers had four birdies and three bogeys in the third round. He finished the tournament, featuring 18 teams and 90 players, with 12 birdies. Beltran had four birdies and two bogeys in the final round.
Jared Dalga tied for ninth at 217 after shooting 74 Tuesday. Dalga had three birdies in the final round to finish with 11 for the tournament. Berry Jole tied for 35th after shooting 79 to finish with a 224.