Men’s Golf Part of Two Team Race at Southeastern Collegiate

Men’s Golf Part of Two Team Race at Southeastern Collegiate

Valdosta, Ga. – The race for the Southeastern Collegiate champion could boil down to one of the top-two teams in the nation after Lynn University's men's golf team moved into second place following the second round of competition.  Three Fighting Knights are within the top-six, highlighted by Mateo Gomez who is third individually.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: 2nd of 18 teams
Location: Kinderlou Forest GC | Valdosta, Ga..
Par/Yardage: 72/7,363 yards
History at Event: 21st consecutive year participating (three-time runner-up)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wet conditions led to high scores in the second round as the Blue & White posted the second-lowest score of the day with a 296, giving them a score of 584 over 36-holes.  No. 2 Lynn trails top-ranked West Florida (581) by three shots and overtook third-place Florida Tech (588).  Barry (589) shot the lowest round at 294 and holds a slight lead over North Alabama (594) in the top-five.
  • Gomez lined up his second consecutive round of 72 and his 144 total is good for third place, six shots back of leader Chandler Blanchet of West Florida.
  • Martin Cancino is tied for fourth with a 36-hole score of 145 and Felix Kvarnstrom is sixth with a 146 total.
  • Manuel Torres improved by a shot for a two-over par 74 for a two-day score of 149 while Carlos Bustos has a 153, respectively.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Gomez is the only golfer to shoot par or better in each of the first two rounds.
  • West Florida is the top-ranked team in the nation, followed by Lynn.
  • Lynn has never won the Southeastern Collegiate.

NEXT HOLE:
The Fighting Knights tee off with Florida Tech and West Florida beginning at 10 a.m.  Fans can keep up with the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.