Surrey’s Adam Svensson opened the NCAA golf season in style with an impressive win at the Matlock Collegiate Classic on Tuesday at the Lone Palm Golf Course in Lakeland, Fla., last week.
Competing for Barry University (Florida), the sophomore Earl Marriott grad showed no signs of winter rust. After opening the tournament with a 71, Svensson set a school record with an 8-under-par 64 in the second round. He closed out the event with a third round of 70 to finish in first place, four stroked ahead of Ernesto Vitienes of Lynn University.
Svensson’s win was his third of the year at Barry. In the fall portion of the schedule, he posted victories at the Brickyard Crossing and the Guy Harvey Invitational.
Collectively, the Barry Buccaneers finished as runner-up, six strokes back of champion Lynn University. Barry currently sits as the No.1 ranked team in NCAA Div II men’s golf.
Svensson will tee-it-up again March 3 at the St. Edwards Invitational in Texas.