Three Men’s Golfers Named PING All-Americans

Three Men’s Golfers Named PING All-Americans

Norman, Okla. – A banner season on the golf course has continued in postseason awards following the announcement of three Lynn University men's golfers as Golf Coaches Association/PING Third Team All-Americans.  Mateo Gomez garnered his third selection and Manuel Torres his second while Felix Kvarnstrom earned his first nod.

"These honors are a testament to the hard work, discipline and culture we have in our program," said head coach Andrew Danna.  "I am so lucky and proud our team views these awards as a total team effort and all three of these individuals, Mateo, Manny and Felix, are greatly deserving of these accolades."

This is the third consecutive year the Fighting Knights have logged at least three All-America selections, 10th straight season of at least one All-American and 20th overall.  Under Danna's leadership, Lynn has garnered 15 All-America honorees.

Gomez's All-America recognition caps off an incredible three-year career with the Blue and White in which he broke or tied three records and joined Daniel Young as the only three-time All-American in program history.  During his season year, the Cali, Colombia native broke program marks for career stroke average (72.03) and top-10 finishes (19) and tied for the most tournament victories with four.  In his final campaign, he was tied for the team lead with seven top-10 finishes and was second with a 72.52 stroke average in helping Lynn to a NCAA Division II National Runner-Up finish.

Torres becomes the 12th golfer in program history to become a two-time All-American after posting a 72.55 stroke average with five top-10 finishes and one tournament victory.  A First Team All-Sunshine State Conference selection, Torres moved into second place, behind Gomez, in career stroke average (72.31), is third in tournament victories with three and tied for 10th with 11 top-10 finishes.

Kvarnstrom became the second golfer in program history to be named the SSC Freshman of the Year, the Phil Mickelson National Freshman of the Year, GCAA/PING Freshman All-American and a GCAA/PING All-American in the same year (Ricardo Gouveia – 2011).  The Gothenburg, Sweden, product tied Gomez with seven top-10 finishes to go along with a 73.0 stroke average.

Lynn ended the year as the NCAA Division II National Runners-Up, the fourth time since 2011.  The Fighting Knights return three starters from the squad, including Torres, Kvarnstrom and GCAA/PING Freshman All-American Toto Gana.