Men’s Golf Owns Leaderboard at NCAA DII Preview

Men’s Golf Owns Leaderboard at NCAA DII Preview

Daniels, W.Va. – Both Lynn University's golf team and Jorge Villar hold the lead after 36-holes at the NCAA DII Preview.  Villar has a three-stroke advantage over the second-place individual, teammate Toto Gana.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: 1st of 17 teams
Location: Cobb Course at Glade Springs | Daniels, W.Va.
Par/Yardage: 71/7,080
History at Event: Fourth appearance (won in 2016)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Fighting Knights (556) were one-over par after the first round and then posted the lowest score of the tournament, a 13-under par 271, and holds a three-stroke lead over Barry (559).
  • St. Mary's (Texas) is third at 575, followed by Wingate (578) and Southern Wesleyan (578).
  • Villar posted a one-under 70 to start the day was on fire in the second round with a seven-under 64 for a 134 total.
  • Gana was nearly as impressive with rounds of 69-67 for a six-under par 136.
  • Carlos Bustos and Felix Kvarnstrom have matching scores after 36-holes, both scoring 143s to tie for 13th.
  • Justin Wynen added a 155 for Lynn.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Villar is looking for his first career tournament victory.
  • His 64 is tied for the second-lowest score in program history.  He is one of six golfers with rounds of 64 or better.
  • Both Villar and Gana's scores rank first and second in program history through 36-holes.
  • The Cobb Course at Glades Springs will be the site of the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship.

NEXT HOLE:
Lynn closes out the final round of the NCAA DII Preview beginning at 8 a.m.  For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.