The USF men's golf team finished with 35-over 899 to place fourth at the 54-hole NCAA Albuquerque (N.M.) Region on Wednesday, earning a berth in the NCAA championships for the second year in a row.
USF sophomore Claudio Correa tied for fifth individually (4 over). He was the only Bull to eclipse par Wednesday, firing 2-under 70. The championships are May 27-June 1 in Eugene, Ore.
Also advancing were Florida and FSU, from the Kohler (Wis.) Region.
In the Division II women's championships, Saint Leo's Vilde Eriksen shot 1-under 71 and was tied for fourth, two off the lead, after the first round in Aurora, Colo. As a team, the Lions were 10th, 15 shots off the lead. On the men's side in Denver, Saint Leo shot 15-under 273 for a two-day tourney record of 25 under, extending its team lead to 11 strokes. The Lions' Hugo Bernard and Joey Savoie each shot 6-under 66 and are first and second, respectively, on the leaderboard. Bernard is at 13-under 131, four ahead of Savoie.
BAYLOR ARRESTS DETAILED: An examination of Waco, Texas, police records over a five-year period found allegations of violent incidents involving Baylor football players who were not charged, appeared to face little or no discipline from the team even though coaches and administrators knew about the allegations and that some documents were shielded from public view by officers, ESPN reported. Baylor said: "We are saddened when any student, including a student-athlete, acts in a manner inconsistent with Baylor's mission or is a victim of such behavior."
BASEBALL: Tampa's Joe Urso was named Sunshine State Conference coach of the year for the 10th time. He guided the Spartans (41-8) to their 17th SSC title and a top seed in the Division II South Region, which UT hosts starting today. Eckerd catcher/third baseman Mitchell Calandra was freshman of the year. Earning first-team All-SSC honors for UT: second baseman Laz Rivera, outfielder Danny Lee and pitcher Christopher Williams. Saint Leo outfielder Alex Mata and first baseman Troy Sieber made first team.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Saint Leo beat Indianapolis 5-1 in the Round of 16 at the Division II championships in Denver. Natalia Siedliska cruised in No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-2 for Saint Leo, ranked No. 2 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Lions (21-2) face No. 18 Southwest Baptist today.
Information from Times wires was used in this report.