Men’s Golf Otter Get a Bigger Trophy Case

Men’s Golf Otter Get a Bigger Trophy Case

Seaside, Calif. – Lynn University's men's golf team overcame a three-stroke deficit at the start of the final round to win the Otter Invitational by five strokes over host CSU-Monterey Bay.  The victory was number 17 for head coach Andrew Danna, giving him the most tournament victories in program history.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Location: Seaside, Calif. | Bayonet and Blackhorse Country Club
Par/Yardage: 72/6,848
History at Event: Fourth appearance (won in 2005)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn was the only school to shoot under par on the final day of competition, posting a one-under 287 en route to an 865 three round total.  The Fighting Knights jumped past Nova Southeastern (871), who finished third behind CSUMB (870) by one stroke.  CSU-East Bay (883) claimed fourth while Simon Fraser (886) rounded out the top-five.
  • Four Fighting Knights finished within the top-10, led by freshman Felix Kvarnstrom, who ended competition in third place with a 54-hole score of three-under par 213.  After his opening round 69, Kvarnstrom shot consecutive rounds of 72.
  • Three members of the Blue & White shared eighth place with freshman Carlos Bustos and seniors Andreas Tancred and Martin Cancino all shooting scores of 217.
  • Bustos logged rounds of 73-71-73, Tancred 72-75-70 and Cancino 72-72-73.
  • Cancino was playing separate from the squad as an individual.
  • Mateo Gomez had his best round of the tournament, shooting an even par 72 to finish with a three round score of 221, while Manuel Torres ended with a 225, respectively.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Andrew Danna collects his 17th tournament victory in his fifth year as head coach of the Fighting Knights, surpassing former coach Chris Greenwood, who helmed the Blue & White for seven seasons.
  • Only the third coach in the program's illustrious history, Danna is also the only coach to win multiple Sunshine State Conference titles.
  • Lynn led the tournament field in par 3 scoring (E) and total birdies (51) while finishing second in par 5s (-15) and third in par 4s (+28).
  • Tancred led all golfers in par 3 scoring (-3), followed by Mateo Gomez (-2), with Kvarnstrom and Cancino tied for second in par 5 scoring (-6) and Bustos lead the field with 15 total birdies.
  • Lynn has won its first two tournaments of the season for the first time in program history while the two wins is the most in the fall since the 2011-12 season.
  • This is the second time Lynn has claimed the Otter Invitational title after taking first place in March of 2005.

NEXT HOLE:
The Fighting Knights are back on the links at the rescheduled GolfRank Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, on Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 24-25.