25 Nov 2021 | 04:57 | Golf
TAMPA, Oct. 31, 2021 – The No. 21-ranked USF men’s golf team posted a fifth-place team finish Sunday in the White Sands Bahamas Invitational on Paradise Island, Bahamas to wrap up their fall schedule.
It marked USF’s third top five team finish in four fall events. The Bulls battled the par 72, 7,159-yard Ocean Club Golf Course and a 12-team field, posting a closing round 281 after scores of 283 and 288 in the first two rounds for a 54-hole total of -12, 852, which was one stroke out of third place.
Ole Miss won the tournament posting rounds of 283, 276 and 279 for a -26 score of 838. They were followed by No. 24 East Tennessee State (-15), No. 28 San Francisco (-13), Little Rock (-13) and USF (-12).
Junior Albin Bergstrom (Falsterbo, Sweden) shot a final round of 4-under-par 68 to finish third with a 54-hole total of -9, 207. Bergstrom posted rounds of 67, 72 and 68 in the tournament that was won by Ole Miss’ Jackson Suber at -11, 205.
Sophomore Run Youprayong (Bangkok, Thailand) shot rounds of 71, 72, and 73 for a final round total of even par, 216 good for a tie for 23rd. Juniors Luke Gifford (Boca Raton) and Ian Peng (Chang Hua, Taiwan), finished T29 with a score of +1, 217 while sophomore Sam Nicholson (Atlantic Beach) shot +4, 220 to finish T41.
The Bulls wrapped up their fall schedule and don’t return to action until Feb. 6-7 at the Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate in Statesboro, Ga.
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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