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Nova Southeastern truly enjoys its title

2015 Division II Men’s Golf

Nova Southeastern University dominated the spring Division II men’s golf season. The Sharks, propelled by an international lineup, assumed the No. 1 ranking at midseason and ran off victories in six of eight tournaments, including the NCAA regional and national championships. Along with the wins came plenty of grins.

“My style is about them being loose,” head coach Ryan Jamison said. “It evolves. It unfolds. It depends on what the team needs. … I really like it when they’re loose. We just have fun.”

The fun came in large quantities when the Sharks secured a 3-2 final victory over their Sunshine State Conference rival, Lynn University, in the Division II championships May 22 in Conover, North Carolina. The Division II format at Rock Barn Golf and Spa was medal match play, and Santiago Gomez locked up the triumph with a one-shot outcome over Lynn’s Jose Andres Miranda.

Nova Southeastern recruited Gomez, who is Colombian, and other golfers from around the globe to build its successful team. The roster also included Oscar Lengden of Sweden, Richard Mansell of England and Priyanshu Singh of India. Jamison called his team a “group with great chemistry.”

The national championship was Nova Southeastern’s second in men’s golf. The first came in 2012, the year before Jamison arrived.

“It means so much,” Jamison said. “We got together at the beginning of the year, and we had our vision for the year. We talked about the things we needed to do to see that through.”

The Results
2015 Division II Men’s Golf

CHAMPIONSHIP
Nova Southeastern def. Lynn, 3-2

SEMIFINALS
Lynn def. Saint Leo, 4-1
Nova Southeastern def. Central Mo., 5-0

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1st: Sam Migdal, Central Mo., 66-71-68 – 205
2nd: Mateo Gomez, Lynn, 70-71-67 – 208
3rd: Ryan Gendron, Saint Leo, 70-67-72 – 209

ELITE 89 HONOREE
Ethan Peterson, West Tex. A&M

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