MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern men’s golf team finished where it started Tuesday, posting a final-round score of (+6) 290 to take home a respectable fourth place at The Battle at the Shores, hosted by Barry. The tournament marks the final tournament of the regular season, with the Sunshine State Conference Championship approaching in two weeks.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 4th of 12 teams
Tournament Champion: Keiser
Location: Normandy Shores Golf Club | Miami Beach, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Sharks kept an eight-shot cushion between themselves and Rollins to capture fourth, closing the tournament at 15-over par as a team.
- Keiser (+2) held on for the wire-to-wire victory, beating out both Barry and Lynn by two shots apiece.
- The lineup was carried mostly by both Victor Jimenez and Tomas Millet on Monday, yet the young core of freshmen Javier Calles and Joseba Torres, along with sophomore Mike Hay, stepped up for the Sharks on Tuesday.
- Final rounds of (+4) 75 and (+6) 77 landed Jimenez and Millet deadlocked in 12th in the final standings with overall scores of four-over par.
- Calles shot one-under par over his last six holes en route to his second round of (+1) 72 of the tournament. His 54-hole total of (+5) 218 earned him a share of 19th.
- Torres carried Monday’s second-round momentum into Tuesday. After opening with an 80, the Spaniard carded rounds of 71 and 72 to climb into a tie for 38th. Torres birdied three of his final seven holes in the final round.
- The round of the day, though, for the Sharks belonged to Hay, who drained a birdie on the Par-5 18th to close with an even-par performance. Hay’s 11-over par total was good enough for a 41st-place tie.
- Competing as an individual this week, Daniel Celestino wrapped up play with rounds of 75-70-75 to take home a share of 28th.
STATS OF THE DAY:
- The Sharks tallied a tournament-high 175 pars over the course of the three rounds.
- NSU’s collective Par-5 scoring average of 4.60 ranked tied for second among the 12 teams in the field.
- Celestino was one of just two players with multiple eagles throughout the tourney.
- Jimenez was one of just eight players to shoot under par on the Par-3’s this week.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- Barry’s A.J. Ewart took advantage of Jorge Villar of Lynn’s bogey on No. 18 with a birdie on the same hole to earn individual medalist honors by a slim, one-shot margin. Ewart (-2) and Villar (-1) were the only two players in the field to finish under par.
- Jimenez has yet to finish worse than tied for 18th in any of his four tournament appearances this season.
The Sharks will vie for their first SSC Championship crown since 2012 when the conference tourney tees off on Monday, Apr. 19 in Largo, Fla. For live coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.
Solid finish to the regular season!
— NSU_MGolf (@NSU_MGolf) April 6, 2021