Rain Falling? Nope Records Falling for Men’s Golf at Saint Leo Invite

Rain Falling? Nope Records Falling for Men’s Golf at Saint Leo Invite

Saint Leo, Fla. – Lynn University's men's golf team broke four individual and team records and holds a three-stroke lead heading into the final round at the Saint Leo Invitational.  Mateo Gomez is in the lead while Jose Miranda is seventh overall.

The Fighting Knights posted an outstanding eight-under in the first round but sat in fourth place seven shots behind Barry.  Lynn stepped up its game to new heights with a school-record 23-under par 265 over the next 18 holes, smashing the previous record by 10 shots set in 2010.  Their 545 total through 36-holes is 30-shots better than the previous record and gave the team a three shot lead ahead of Barry (548).  North Alabama is third at 554 followed by South Carolina-Aiken (557) and host Saint Leo (558).

Gomez had a flawless day on the golf course, sinking seven birdies in his opening round 65 before connecting on nine birds in round two for his program-best score of 63.  His 128 total is nine shots better than the previous mark.

Not to be overshadowed was Miranda.  The senior out of Quito, Ecuador, overcame three bogeys and an even par 72, to make eight birdies over the next 18-holes.  His eight-under 64 tied the previous record held by Ernesto Vitienes and Patricio Salem.

Manuel Torres sank an eagle three on the par 5, second hole and ended the second round with a 68.  He is tied for 12th individually.  Martin Cancino is fourth on the squad with a 144 and shot the high of a one-under par 71 in the second round.  Elliott Whitley had rounds of 75-70 for a 145 total.  Additionally, Andres Tancred logged a 145 playing as an individual.

Lynn is paired with Barry and North Alabama in the final round and tees off in a shotgun start from holes 1-3 beginning at 9 a.m.  For more information log on to LynnFightingKnights.com and receive updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.