25 Nov 2021 | 04:58 | Golf

TAMPA, FLA., Oct. 18, 2021 – The No. 10-ranked USF men’s golf team posted an opening round 277 to be tied for the lead after the first round of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational in Vero Beach, but the Bulls struggled to close out the tournament and finished seventh in the 16-team field.

2021 Quail Valley CollegiateJuniors Albin Bergstrom (Falterbo, Sweden) and Luke Gifford (Boca Raton) both fired -7 totals of 209 on the par 72, 7,460-yard Quail Valley Golf Club to finish tied for 12th. Ian Peng (Chang Hua, Taiwan) shot -5 211 to finish tied for 19th while Run Youprayong (Bangkok, Thailand) shot +2 218 to finish tied for 51st.

The tournament was won by No. 11 Kansas with rounds of 277, 271 and 281 for a total of 829. They were followed by Kent State, Michigan State, Toledo, Memphis and No. 24 Northwestern in the top six. The Bulls outpaced No. 25 Indiana, Maryland and Boston College among others.

Next Up
The Bulls will return to action Oct. 29-31 at the White Sands Bahamas Invitational played at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.

About USF Men’s Golf
USF men’s golf program has captured 17 conference titles, including in 2021, and have seen players earn 19 All-America honors. The Bulls have won five of the last six American Athletic Conference Tournament championships in wire-to-wire fashion, winning four-consecutive from 2015-18. The Bulls have had four individual conference champions, including Albin Bergstrom in 2021, and gone on to earn eight straight NCAA Regionals appearances, including a 6th place finish in NCAA Championship match-play in 2015. USF is led by Steve Bradley, who has been named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year five times since taking over the program in 2014. The Bulls have posted 20 tournament wins under Bradley entering the 2021-22 season, by far the most under any coach in program history.

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