Men’s Golf Places Sixth at Cougar Invite

Men’s Golf Places Sixth at Cougar Invite

Columbus, Ga. – Lynn University's second-ranked men's golf team posted its best round to move up five positions and finish sixth at the Cougar Invitational presented by Aflac. 

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing:
 6TH of 17 teams
Location: Country Club of Columbus | Columbus, Ga.
Par/Yardage: 71/6,515
History at Event: Fourth appearance (T-2nd in 2011)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn (863) shot an even par 284, jumping up five positions from 11th to sixth place and just missing out on a top-five finish.  Carson-Newman (843) overtook first place ahead of Florida Southern (846), Valdosta State (849), Florida Tech (851) and Lee (862).
  • Jorge Villar was the only Fighting Knight to shoot even par through 54-holes with a 213 total.  He ended the tournament tied for 18th.
  • Toto Gana was consistent throughout the two-day event, shooting rounds of 72-73-72 for 217 total. He tied for 34th individually.
  • Carlos Bustos logged the lowest round of the tournament for a member of the Blue and White, heading into the clubhouse with a three-under par 68.  His 218 three-round total was one off Gana and tied him for 37th.
  • Felix Kvarnstrom posted a 219 total while Justin Wynen turned in a 223, respectively.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • The Fighting Knights shared the tournament lead in par 5 scoring (-18) and was tied for second in par 3 (+7) scoring.
  • Gana was tied for second in par 3 scoring (-1) while Bustos ended up fourth in par 5 (-6) scoring.
  • Felix Kvarnstrom (38) and Justin Wynen (37) were tied for fifth and eighth in total pars and Villar is tied for eighth in total birdies (12).
  • Wynen is making his first career appearance in the starting five for the Fighting Knights.
  • This is the first tournament for the Fighting Knights under the direction of head coach Andy Walker.

NEXT COURSE:
The Fighting Knights are back in action at the NCAA Division II Preview held at the Resort at Glades Springs in Daniels, W. Va., beginning on Monday, Oct. 1.  For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.