Golf freshman captures NCAA bid

Golf freshman captures NCAA bid

Gannon University freshman Matt Barto captured an individual bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship with his performance at the Atlantic/East Regional this week.

Barto birdied two of the final five holes to finish with a 2-under-par 70 during the final round of the regional, which was hosted by the Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio, Wednesday.

Barto finished tied for fifth among 108 golfers with a 54-hole total of 7-over-par 223.

Barto is only the fourth golfer in Gannon history to advance to the national championships and first since Drew Deimel in 2011.

As a team, Gannon finished eighth out of 20 teams with a 928.

The Division II national championship will take place May 18-22 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.

The top four teams plus the top two individuals not on an advancing team from each regional earned berths in the national championship tournament.

 

DOMINIC SANSONE

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