Gana to Compete at U.S. Amateur Championship

Gana to Compete at U.S. Amateur Championship

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University men's golfer Toto Gana is set to tee it up in United States Amateur Championship beginning on Monday, Aug. 14, at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

The rising sophomore is one of 312 golfers that will compete for the United States Golf Association's oldest championship tournament. He gained entry to the tournament following his victory in the 2017 Latin America Amateur Championship.

Gana will tee off his first round from the 10th hole at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles on Aug. 14 at 12:57 p.m. PDT. He returns to Riviera CC on Aug. 15 for a 7:42 a.m. PDT tee time. Each of the first two rounds are stroke play, with the top 64 golfers advancing to match play on day three of the tournament.

In his rookie season at Lynn, Gana helped lead the men's golf program to an NCAA Division II National Runner-Up finish with a stroke average of 72.33. He posted a 3-0-0 mark in match play at the Division II National Championships on his way to Golf Coaches Association of America Freshman All-America recognition.

Gana is no stranger to elite competition, as the Santiago, Chile, native has competed in the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April before playing in the NCAA Division II Championships in May and the 122nd British Amateur Championship in June.

Gana's first year with the Fighting Knights was a resounding success, as he checked in with a team-best stroke average and three top-10 overall finishes.

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