DADE CITY, Fla. (April 16, 2019) – Rollins put together its best round of the tournament Tuesday, shooting two-under to finish in a tie for fifth at the Sunshine State Conference Championship.
That 19th-ranked Tars had scores of 301-296 the first two days and used its big final round to move into a tie for fifth with Saint Leo. Barry ran away with the team title, finishing 20-under (284-283-277) for the tournament. Lynn was runner-up at 14 under, firing a 12-under 276 on Tuesday. Nova Southeastern (+1) and Florida Southern (+16) finished just ahead of the Tars.
Trystan Perkins led the way for Rollins, finishing tied for 17th at three-over. The newcomer was 18th coming into the final round with scores of 75-72. He was on fire to start, playing the front-nine at two under. Perkins got back to even early in the back and traded a birdie for a bogey down the stretch to close at even par.
Nicholas Diebel shot a final round 70 and finished in a tie for 20th, moving up nine spots Tuesday (75-76-70/+5). He was even at the turn and one-over through 11 holes. The freshman then went on a host streak with three-straight birdies and finished with three-straight pars.
Will Hall and Morgan Egloff tied for 23rd, both finishing six-over. Egloff came into the day with scores of 78-75 and moved 12 spots up the leaderboard with a three-under par 69. He was three-over after the first four holes, but strung together three-straight birdies and got back to even. Another trio of birdies on 12, 13 and 14 was followed by a birdie on 17 to get the junior to four-under. He took a bogey five on 18 to close the day. Hall posted a 75 in the final round after shooting scores of 74-73 to start the event.
Mason Fox tied for 40th at 15-over. He shot 77-78 the first two days and turned in a solid score of 76 on Tuesday.
Niclas Weiland of Barry earned medalist honors, finishing with a nine-under 207.
Rollins was ranked No. 8 in the latest NCAA South Region poll and is in line for at bid into the South Super Regional, hosted by the Tars May 9-11 at Howey-in-the-Hills' Mission Inn Golf Club.