Men’s Golf Ties for Second at Saint Leo Invite

Men’s Golf Ties for Second at Saint Leo Invite

Saint Leo, Fla. – Conditions were much better on the final day of the Saint Leo Invitational but teams had trouble matching the incredible scores from the previous round.  Lynn University's men's golf team concluded play tied for second while Keith Greene tied a 36-hole school record by shooting a seven-under par 137 to place second individually.  Joining him in the top-10 was freshman Manuel Torres and Elliott Whitley.

A senior out of Debary, Fla., Greene had few flaws during the two-day outing, shooting even par on par 3 holes, going one-under over par 4s and posting the second-best total on par 5 holes at six-under.  He would play an immaculate final round with 15 pars, two birdies and an eagle on the par 5 No. 11 hole.  His four-under par on the afternoon was second only to teammate Torres, while his 137 total was two shots back of winner Brandon Robinson-Thompson.  Greene ties the school mark set by Patricio Salem on September 22, 2009 at the Laker Collegiate.

Playing in his first career tournament did not faze Torres.  The freshman golfer tied for third individually, unattached from Lynn's starting five, after heading to the clubhouse with a six-under par 66, giving him a 138 total, which ties for the second-lowest 36-hole score in school history.  Torres' remarkable score is even more impressive with three bogeys on the day to go along with nine birdies and six pars.  He led the entire individual field with 13 birdies in total.

Although ending the day in a tie for eighth, Whitley was still able to post one of the lowest scores in school history, the sixth-lowest total at 140. He ended play with a 74.  Martin Cancino and Andrea De Bono each cooled on day two, shooting rounds of 75 apiece, with Fraser Thain rounding out the Lynn contingent with a 157 total.

Miguel Solorzano also had a career day on the links as the second unattached golfer for the Blue  & White.  The junior from Medellin, Colombia, led the entire field by shooting seven-under par on par 5 holes.  He was also even par on par 3s but had troubles on par 4 holes, where he shot seven-over.  His 144 score was good enough to tie him for 27th place.

A day after a record-breaking team round, Lynn found itself shooting a four-over par 292 to finish with a 36-hole total of 566.  South Carolina-Aiken claimed top honors with a 562 score while North Alabama equaled Lynn's tally.  The Blue & White were able to stay ahead of defending national champions Barry (568), national runner-up Nova Southeastern (569) and Columbus State (569).

The Fighting Knights are back on the links Monday, October 6, when they take part in the Guy Harvey Invitational.  Fans can keep up with the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive in-tournament updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.