The USF men’s golf team battled the elements Saturday at the LSU Spring Invitational, finishing one round before freezing temperatures and snow flurries halted the proceedings.
The Bulls placed 14th out of 20 teams, shooting 295. Senior Ricky Carrillo led the Bulls with a one-under-par 71, good for 16th place, but he said the wind and 15-degree weather got the better of him.
“I had seven layers of clothes on,” Carrillo said. “You can’t even swing; you just want to stay warm.”
Friday’s first round was canceled because of rain. LSU won the tournament, shooting 279.
Bulls, Ice Palace will host 2003 NCAA games
The USF men’s basketball team has more incentive to reach the NCAA Tournament in 2003. USF and the Ice Palace will host first and second-round NCAA games next season on March 21 and 23.
Tickets are $165 plus a $4 service charge if ordered by fax, mail or the Internet. Beginning March 18, fans may get information and a ticket application by calling 813-301-6600 or logging on to the Internet at .
The Bulls last hosted NCAA tournament games in 1999 when they played host to the Final Four at Tropicana field in St. Petersburg.
Original QB now head coach
The first-ever starting quarterback for the Bulls is now a head coach. Chad Barnhardt has been named head football coach at his alma mater, Lake Wales High School, where he is currently the baseball coach.
Barnhardt played two seasons at South Carolina before transferring to USF in 1997. In the 1997 and 1998 seasons, Barnhardt passed for 3,636 yards and 27 touchdowns in 21 starts, compiling a 12-9 record as a starter.
Potteiger takes job in Boca Raton
USF Sports Information Assistant Mike Potteiger is leaving to take a job with the City of Boca Raton Athletics Department.
Potteiger said some of his duties as athletics assistant will be to help organize a year-round softball tournament and assist with a city soccer team and tee-ball league.
Potteiger began working at USF on August 1, after a stint at Rollins College where he was an intern in the sports information department. He starts his new job Monday.
- Khari Williams