Men’s Golf in the Hunt at Panther Invite

Men’s Golf in the Hunt at Panther Invite

Melbourne, Fla. – Following a quick turnaround from its tournament victory just three days ago, the second-ranked Lynn University men's golf team was back in action on Monday at Florida Tech's Panther Invitational. The Fighting Knights are five back off the leader through the opening two rounds with three golfers inside the top-10 individually. The top four teams on the leaderboard hail from the Sunshine State Conference.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: 2nd of 15 teams
Location: Duran Golf Club | Melbourne, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,017 yards
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Lynn made a 14-stroke improvement from round one to round two, recording a 303-289 to total 592, good for second place.
  • Florida Southern shot a tournament-low 287 (one-under) in the afternoon, paired with a 300 in the opening round to hold a five-stroke lead (587) over the Fighting Knights at the top of the leaderboard.
  • Additional conference rivals Florida Tech (593) and Barry (599) trail Lynn in third and fourth, respectively, with Carson-Newman (608) rounding out the top five.
  • Mateo Gomez fired a pair of 73's to lead the Fighting Knights on the day, currently in fifth place at two-over (146).
  • Carlos Bustos finds himself in a tie for sixth at three-over, improving in the afternoon round to finish with a 147.
  • Manual Torres, fresh off a tournament victory over the weekend, had a slow start to the day, but rebounded big time in the afternoon. Torres shot a 69 in round two – tied for the best round in the field – and sits in a tie for 10th place.
  • Felix Kvarnstrom is right outside the top-10 with a pair of 75's on the day.
  • Martin Cancino carded a 158 through two rounds with Andreas Tancred, playing as an individual, posting a 154.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
  • Lynn led the field in both Par 4 scoring (+28) and total birdies (35). Lynn had five more birdies than Florida Southern and Barry. 
  • Bustos led all players in Par 4 scoring with Gomez two strokes behind.
  • Torres tied for the tournament-high with 10 birdies on the day.

NEXT COURSE:
The Fighting Knights take to the course for the final round tomorrow morning, March 7.