NSU Captures Best SSC Championship Finish Since 2015

LARGO, Fla. – Behind a tournament-best round of (-1) 287, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team catapulted into a second-place finish Tuesday at the Sunshine State Conference Championship in Largo, Fla. – tying the program’s best finish at the event since 2015. In his SSC Championship debut, freshman Javier Calles led the way for the Sharks, earning a share of third at one-under par, while Tomas Millet’s two-over par total landed the senior in a tie for ninth overall.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 2nd of 10 teams
Tournament Champion: Lynn
Location: Bayou Club | Largo, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,009
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Sharks entered the final round in fifth and nine shots off the pace of Lynn. Just past the midway point of the round, though, that margin tightened to only three shots following a flurry of birdies. Still, the Fighting Knights managed to keep enough breathing room to hold on for the eventual seven-stroke victory.
  • Following Lynn (+8) and NSU (+15), Saint Leo placed third (+18), with Barry (+22) and Tampa (+23) rounding out the Top-5 of the leaderboard.
  • Two back of Tampa’s Aadam Syed to begin the morning, Lynn’s Agustin Errazuriz (-4) made a charge on the back nine en route to earning individual medalist honors by two strokes over Syed on Tuesday. Errazuriz becomes the 27th individual to win the tournament.
  • Just a freshman, Calles had the look of a seasoned vet – especially Tuesday – as he carded a bogey-free round of (-2) 70. The effort marked his second round of par or better for the week following Monday’s opening round of (E) 72.
  • Matching Barry’s Santiago Chamarro, Millet fired the low round of the afternoon of (-3) 69. The Spaniard shot even-par through his first 11 holes before rattling off four birdies over his next five holes to climb into the Top-10 of the leaderboard.
  • A steady, one-over par round that featured a pair of birdies and 13 pars, moved sophomore Emanuel Olofsson into a tie for 13th overall. His second straight round of 73 resulted in a 54-hole score of five-over par.
  • A late birdie-par finish for Victor Jimenez propelled the senior into a share of 22nd. The senior closed the tourney with rounds of 75-76-75.
  • Joseba Torres shot a solid one-over par on the back nine Tuesday, yet couldn’t overcome his troubles on the front side, as the freshman wrapped up the afternoon with a round of (+10) 82. At 18-over for the tournament, Torres placed 39th.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Calles and Millet topped the team with 10 birdies apiece this week.
  • NSU led the entire field with a combined 171 pars throughout the tournament.
  • NSU’s Par-4 scoring average of 4.17 ranked first among all 10 teams.
  • Final-round scoring was the lowest of the tournament with an average of 74.70.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Following his performance, Calles was selected to the SSC Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • With the win, Lynn has now collected five SSC titles – tied for second-most all time with NSU and Rollins.
  • Calles was one of just four players to conclude play in red numbers.
  • Prior to Tuesday, Millet’s best career finish at the SSC Championship had been a tie for 31st in 2018.
  • The 2021 SSC Championship marked the first time the event had been played at Bayou Club.

UP NEXT:
The NCAA Regional field will be announced this Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. For more postseason information, and to stay up-to-date with the Sharks, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.
 

 
 
 

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Sharks within Striking Distance through Two Rounds of SSC Championship

LARGO, Fla. – Led by the play of freshman Javier Calles, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team opened with identical rounds of (+8) 296 Monday to grab a hold of fifth place following two rounds of action at the Sunshine State Conference Championship in Largo, Fla. The Sharks sit in contention, nine back of current leader Lynn, while Calles individually owns a share of fifth at one-over par.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 5th of 10 teams
Tournament Leader: Lynn
Location: Bayou Club | Largo, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,009
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • NSU closed round one in third on the leaderboard. Despite a second straight round of 296 in the afternoon, however, the Sharks dipped in the standings as the second round played a full 1.5 shots easier than the first.
  • At a combined seven-over par, Lynn jumped out to a five-shot advantage over both Tampa and Barry, who wrapped up the day at 12 over.
  • Saint Leo (+14) finds itself currently fourth, just two strokes in front of NSU.
  • Making his SSC Championship debut, Calles collected four birdies apiece in his two rounds Monday, posting efforts of (E) 72 and (+1) 73 to work his way into a four-way tie for fifth.
  • Emanuel Olofsson registered a pedestrian three birdies over the course of both rounds, yet limited his mistakes, totaling 26 pars en route to rounds of (+3) 75 and (+1) 73. The sophomore currently sits tied for 15th overall.
  • A one-under par performance on the back nine led Tomas Millet to a round of (+2) 74 early Monday before adding a 75 to conclude the day tied for 19th at five-over par.
  • Victor Jimenez racked up six consecutive pars down the stretch to post a (+3) 75 in round one. He later finished with four pars and a birdie at the end of round two, carding a (+4) 76. At seven-over par overall, the senior currently owns a share of 23rd.
  • One back of Jimenez, freshman Joseba Torres has positioned himself into a tie for 25th at eight over-par.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • The Sharks topped the field Monday in pars with a combined total of 110.
  • NSU’s Par-3 scoring average of 3.20 ranked first, while its Par-4 average of 4.19 ranked second.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Tampa’s Aadam Syed (-4) currently holds a two-shot lead over both Jorge Villar and Agustin Errazuriz of Lynn.
  • NSU has won a total of five SSC titles – the last coming in 2012.
  • The 2021 SSC Championship marks the first time the event has been played at Bayou Club.

UP NEXT:
Playing alongside Florida Southern, NSU will get its final round underway Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. For live coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.

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Balanced Effort Leads NSU to Fourth-Place Finish in Final Regular Season Event

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.
Par/Yardage: 71/6,733
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

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.

UP NEXT:
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.
 

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Sharks Ride Millet, Jimenez into Fourth at The Battle at the Shores

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Aided by the play of senior duo Tomas Millet and Victor Jimenez, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team wrapped up day one of The Battle at the Shores, hosted by Barry, in fourth place on the leaderboard. Millet currently sits one back of the lead at two-under par, while Jimenez owns a share of fifth at even-par. The Sharks collectively trail leader Keiser by 10 shots at nine over.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 4th of 12 teams
Tournament Leader: Keiser
Location: Normandy Shores Golf Club | Miami Beach, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/6,733
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • NSU found itself in sixth following the opening round, yet climbed two spots into fourth in the afternoon after pairing its round one 291 with a (+2) 286 effort.
  • Keiser (-1) is the only team currently under par, in front of second-place Barry (+3) by four strokes.
  • No. 2 Lynn stands in third on the leaderboard at four-over par.
  • Millet appeared to find his groove on the second nine in round one, when he birdied three of his final seven holes to post an even-par 71. That momentum carried into the second round, as the Spaniard then birdied three of his first seven holes. A triple-bogey on No. 9 thwarted the run, yet a late eagle on the Par-5 18th sent him into the clubhouse with a (-2) 69 and in a tie for second – one off the pace Keiser’s Isac Wallin.
  • Like he has for much of the season, Jimenez continued his steady play on Monday, tallying just two bogeys in the opening round to go along with three birdies. He would add 13 pars in the second round, closing the afternoon with scores of 70 and 72 to position himself into a tie for fifth just three off the lead.
  • Making his first appearance of the season, Daniel Celestino registered an eagle apiece in each of his two rounds Monday. Competing as an individual, the junior currently sits tied for 18th at three-over par.
  • Javier Calles, tied for 22nd, is on the cusp of yet another Top-20 finish thanks to his rounds of 72 and 74.
  • Joseba Torres shook off his opening-round 80 by responding with an even-par round in the afternoon to move into a tie for 41st.
  • Mike Hay has a share of 46th at 11-over par.

UP NEXT:
Grouped with Eastern Florida State and Rollins, NSU will tee off its final round Tuesday morning at 10:20 a.m. For live coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.
 
 

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Calles Collects Second Top-10 of Season at Space Coast Collegiate Championship

VIERA, Fla. – Make it two Top-10 finishes in just four career starts for Nova Southeastern’s Javier Calles after the freshman concluded play Tuesday at the Space Coast Collegiate Championship in eighth at one-over par. As a team, the Sharks placed 13th overall.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 13th of 15 teams
Tournament Champion: Lynn
Location: Duran Golf Club | Viera, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,051
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Sharks matched their round one total of (+14) 302 on Tuesday, capping the tourney at 50-over par.
  • Entering the morning in a three-way tie with Tampa and Wingate atop the leaderboard, Lynn ran away with the team victory thanks to a final-round of (-8) 280. The Fighting Knights closed as the only team in red numbers for the week at six-under par.
  • Barry clinched the runner-up spot, 14 shots back of Lynn, while Tampa earned third at 11-over par. Florida Southern (+13) and Keiser (+14) rounded out the Top-5 of the leaderboard.
  • Following two bogeys on the front nine, Calles started the back with back-to-back birdies, before posting an eventual (+2) 74 Tuesday. The 74 marked his second consecutive round with the score after opening the tourney with a 69.
  • Victor Jimenez collected four birdies on the day en route to a final-round 74. At six-over par for the week, the senior slipped in the Top-20 in a tie for 18th.
  • Tomas Millet posted his low round of the tournament Tuesday, turning in a (+3) 75 to conclude the tournament tied for 65th.
  • Jonny Cachon finished tied for 73rd.
  • Lynn’s Jorge Villar (-7) captured individual medalist honors, edging out Keiser’s Lucas Cena by two strokes.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Calles rolled in a team-high 11 birdies this week.
  • Calles’ even-par scoring average on the Par-4’s ranked tied for second in the field.
  • The Sharks shot a combined 11-over on the Par-3’s throughout the tournament – second-best among the 15 teams.
  • Scoring conditions in Tuesday’s final round were the easiest of the tournament (75.43 scoring average).

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Jimenez has now finished among the Top-20 in all three of his tournament appearances this season.

UP NEXT:
The Sharks will finish up regular-season action when the Battle at the Shores, hosted by Barry, gets underway on Apr. 5 from Normandy Shores Golf Club in Miami Beach, Fla. For coverage of the action, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.

 
 

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Calles Tied for Sixth Through Two Rounds of Space Coast Collegiate Championship

VIERA, Fla. – With birdies on two of his final five holes, Nova Southeastern’s Javier Calles remained in contention Monday, closing round two of the Space Coast Collegiate Championship in a tie for sixth on the leaderboard. At one-under par for the tournament, the freshman sits five back of 36-hole leader Yannick Koehnen of Wingate.   

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 11th of 15 teams
Tournament Leader(s): Tampa/Wingate/Lynn
Location: Duran Golf Club | Viera, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,051
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Following an opening-round effort of (+14) 302, the Sharks collectively posted a (+22) 310 in round two to grab sole possession of 11th with 18 holes to play.
  • Three teams currently two-over par have forced a logjam atop the leaderboard, as Tampa, Wingate and Lynn have separated themselves by four shots over fourth-place Florida Southern (+6).
  • Understandably unable to match Sunday’s ridiculous start that featured seven straight birdies, Calles shot four-over through the his first 12 holes Monday before finding some late life to enter the clubhouse still in red numbers.
  • An up-and-down day has Victor Jimenez tied for 25th, adding a round of 75 to Sunday’s round of 73.
  • At 15-over par, Tomas Millet currently holds a share of 68th, while Jonny Cachon stands tied for 74th at 18-over.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • The scoring average through the first two rounds of play is 76.20.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Calles is one of just seven players currently under par.
  • Of the 15 teams in this week’s field, five are ranked among the nation’s Top-25.

UP NEXT:
Playing alongside Eastern Florida State, Eckerd and Embry-Riddle, NSU will tee off its final round Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. For live coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.
 
 

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No. 13 NSU Ties for Fifth in Strong Matlock Collegiate Classic Field

LAKELAND, Fla. – On a loaded leaderboard featuring seven of the nation’s Top-15 programs, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team finished with a respectable fifth-place tie at this week’s Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by Florida Southern.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: T-5th of 14 teams
Tournament Champion: West Florida
Location: Lone Palm Golf Club | Lakeland, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,065
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The 13th-ranked Sharks produced their low round of the tournament Tuesday, posting a collective effort of (+11) 299 to earn a share of fifth with Clayton State at 41-over par overall.
  • No. 3 West Florida (-3) cruised to a wire-to-wire victory, beating runners-up Lynn and Limestone by a whopping 28 strokes.
  • Barry cracked the Top-5 as well, taking fourth with a 54-hole score of 29-over par.
  • Teeing off on No. 6 Tuesday, Victor Jimenez opened brilliantly with birdies on three of his first six holes before later closing with one on the Par-5 5th to register a final round of even-par 72. At eight-over par for the tournament, Jimenez finished tied for 16th.
  • A score of (+3) 75 in Tuesday’s final round was enough to land freshman Joseba Torres right alongside Jimenez in a tie for 16th as well. The Top-20 finish marks the first of his young career.
  • At 12-over par, fellow freshman Javier Calles rounded out play tied for 29th.
  • Meanwhile, Mike Hay dropped in an eagle in the Par-5 2nd on his way to a final-round 78. His 54-hole total of 16-over par was enough to land a share of 34th.
  • Emanuel Olofsson enjoyed a tournament-best round of 75 Tuesday, moving him into a tie for 44th at 19-over par for the week.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • NSU’s scoring average of 4.88 on the Par-5’s ranked fourth in the field.
  • Hay collected one of the 10 combined eagles throughout the tourney.
  • Torres led the team in overall Par-3 (3.13) and Par-5 (4.50) scoring average, while Calles paced the Sharks on the Par-4’s (4.25).
  • Calles’ combined 24 pars were tied for fourth-most among all 78 players.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Jimenez has now tied for 16th in each of his first two tournament appearances this season.
  • West Florida’s Alejandro Restrepo earned individual medalist honors with a score of two-under par, beating out three others who tied for second at one-under.

UP NEXT:
NSU will take a week off from competition before returning to the course on Mar. 21 for the start of the Space Coast Collegiate Championship in Viera, Fla. To stay up-to-date with the Sharks, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.

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Solid Start Lands No. 13 NSU in Fifth Early On at Matlock Collegiate Classic

LAKELAND, Fla. – Although inconsistent from an individual standpoint, the 13th-ranked Nova Southeastern men’s golf team collectively pieced together a pair of steady rounds on Monday to jump out to a fifth-place start at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by Florida Southern.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 5th of 14 teams
Tournament Leader: West Florida
Location: Lone Palm Golf Club | Lakeland, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,065
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • NSU trimmed four shots off its round-one effort of (+17) 305, following up with a (+13) 301 in the second round to enter the clubhouse in sole possession of fifth at 30-over par. The Sharks are currently sandwiched between No. 1 Lynn (+21) and No. 5 Saint Leo (+32).
  • No. 3 West Florida (E) dominated the field on Monday, opening up with a 17-shot lead over both No. 10 Barry and No. 17 Limestone.
  • Freshmen duo Joseba Torres and Javier Calles began the morning a bit shaky in round one. However, the two each enjoyed much more pleasant second rounds to climb back into the Top-20 in a tie for 11th and a tie for 19th, respectively.
  • Keyed by an eagle on the Par-5 2nd, along with 13 pars, Torres overcame a (+5) 77 to start by posting an even-par 72 in the afternoon. The improvement shot him up 21 spots on the leaderboard.
  • Despite a (+6) 78 in round one, Calles drained a pair of birdies over his final five holes in round two to close with a (+1) 73 and seven-over par overall.
  • Named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week earlier Monday, Victor Jimenez wrapped up the day tied for 21st at eight-over par. The senior carded an opening-round 74, yet unlike both Torres and Calles, faced tougher times in the afternoon session, ultimately recording a 78 over the second 18 holes.
  • Rounds of (+4) 76 and (+6) 78 have sophomore Mike Hay currently tied for 29th on the leaderboard.
  • Meanwhile, Emanuel Olofsson finds himself in a tie for 57th at 16-over par.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Hay and Jimenez tallied five birdies a piece through the first two rounds, tied for most among the NSU lineup.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • The only two players currently in red numbers, West Florida’s Elias Haavisto (-5) holds a one-shot advantage over Barry’s A.J. Ewart atop the leaderboard.
  • Seven of the 14 teams competing in this week’s event are currently ranked among the Top-25 in Golfstat’s latest poll.

UP NEXT:
NSU will look to gain ground on the leaders when the final round tees off Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. For live coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.

 

 
 
 
 

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Jimenez Earns First Career SSC Golfer of the Week Award

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Following a strong performance in his 2021 season debut, Nova Southeastern senior Victor Jimenez has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

The award marks the first of Jimenez’s career.

Competing as an individual in a 12-team field that featured 11 NCAA Division I programs, Jimenez earned a share of 16th – the second-best finish of his career – at the Southern Invitational in Lake Worth, Fla. with a 54-hole score of even par. The Spaniard posted a two-over par effort to open the tournament, yet responded with rounds of (-2) 70 and (E) 72 in what was his first event of the young season. As a team, the Sharks collectively placed sixth.

Jimenez and the 13th-ranked Sharks opened play Monday morning at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, hosted by Florida Southern. For live coverage throughout the week, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.  

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Sharks Battle Division I Competition, Earn Sixth at Southern Invitational

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Following a quality round of (+2) 290 to wrap up play, the Nova Southeastern men’s golf team finished the day where it started, taking sixth overall at the Division I-laden Southern Invitational in Lake Worth, Fla.  

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 6th of 12 teams
Tournament Champion: Middle Tennessee State
Location: The Falls Club | Lake Worth, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/6,757
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_MGolf | Instagram – @NSU_MGolf | Facebook – /NSUGolfTeam

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Competing against an entire Division I field, NSU held its ground by recording its second round of 290 for the tournament. At 14-over par overall, the Sharks finished a clear 10 strokes ahead of both Drake and Stetson, who tied for seventh.
  • Middle Tennessee State registered the round of the tournament on Tuesday, firing an impressive (-17) 271 to pull away for the eventual wire-to-wire win. MTSU (-21) bested runner-ups Virginia Commonwealth and Mercer by nine shots.
  • The second consecutive round of (+1) 73 snuck Emanuel Olofsson into the Top-20 with a tie for 19th at one-over par for the tournament. The Top-20 finish marked the second of his young career.
  • Outside of a hiccup on No. 4, Javier Calles produced a rather impressive final round on Tuesday. The freshman closed the front nine with back-to-back birdies on No. 8 and No. 9 before sinking one more on the Par-4 16th to post a (-2) 70. His 54-hole score of three-over par landed him in a tie for 25th.
  • At eight-over par for the week, Mike Hay earned a share of 38th.
  • Just one shot off the pace of Hay was Tomas Millet, whose final round of 77 moved him into a tie for 40th on the leaderboard.
  • Like Calles, fellow freshman Joseba Torres made some clear adjustments between Monday’s opening 36 holes and Tuesday’s final round. On the heels of a 78 and an 80 to start the tourney, Torres closed birdie-birdie-par-eagle to cap his round of (-2) 70, good enough to climb from a tie for 59th into a share of 46th.
  • A tough pill to swallow with him competing as an individual, senior Victor Jimenez produced the best finish of any NSU player this week, tying for 16th at even-par overall.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Olofsson topped the team in birdies this week with 10.
  • NSU shot a combined 10-under par throughout the tournament on the Par-5’s.
  • Scoring conditions in Tuesday’s final round were the easiest of the tournament (73.48 scoring average).

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • A final-round 64 lifted Campbell’s Pontus Nyholm to a one-shot victory over VCU’s Peter Gasperini to earn individual medalist honors. Nyholm finished with a 54-hole total of (-9) 207.
  • Jimenez’s tie for 16th marked the second-best finish of his career.

UP NEXT:
The Sharks will continue their early-season stretch of three tournaments in three weeks when the Matlock Collegiate Classic tees off next Monday, March 8 at the Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla. For coverage of the action, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram or Twitter at @NSU_MGolf.

 
 

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