Men’s Golf In the Lead at Buccaneer Invite

Men’s Golf In the Lead at Buccaneer Invite

Miami Shores, Fla. – Lynn University's men's golf team shot eight-under par as a team and holds a one stroke lead at the Buccaneer Invitational.  Mateo Gomez is also atop the leaderboard as the Fighting Knights look to take top team & individual honors for the second consecutive tournament and fourth time this year.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Location: Normandy Shores GC | Miami Shores, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/6,733-yards
History at Event: Ninth appearance (won twice; last 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn (560) shot a nine-under par 275 in the opening round and closed out the first 36-holes of competition eight under par.  The squad is one shot ahead of Johnson & Wales (561) and two in front of fifth-ranked Nova Southeastern (563).  Host Barry (565) is fourth while Valdosta State and Central Missouri (566) are tied for fifth.
  • Mateo Gomez holds the overall lead with a seven-under par 135.  He fired a six-under 65 to start the day and ended with a 70.
  • Manuel Torres is tied for 16th with a 141 (69-72).
  • Martin Cancino is one stroke behind his teammate after logging rounds of 70-72.
  • Jose Miranda and Andreas Tancred logged scores of 144 and 146.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Six teams ranked in the top-25 are participating in the Buccaneer Invitational.
  • Lynn won this event at Normandy Shores in 2015 and in 2006 when the tournament was held at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club.
  • Tancred is tied for seventh in par 3 scoring (-1) and Gomez tied for fourth in par 4 scoring (-1) and par 5 scoring (-5).
  • Miranda is tied for second in total pars (26).

NEXT COURSE:
The Fighting Knights will be looking for their fourth victory of the spring and fifth for the 2015-16 season when they begin the final round of the Buccaneer Invitational on Tuesday, March 5.  Fans can keep up with the action at LynnFightingKnights.com.