Five Men’s Golfers Place in Top-25 at LAAC

Five Men’s Golfers Place in Top-25 at LAAC

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic – While disappointing that no men's golfers from Lynn University won the 2019 Latin American Amateur Championship (LAAC), the Fighting Knights still set the bar high with five players finishing within the top-25. 

Toto Gana (fourth), Agustin Errazuriz (eighth) and Jorge Villar (tied for ninth) were all within the top-10 while Manuel Torres tied for 18th and Carlos Bustos tied for 25th.  Lynn becomes the first institution to have five golfers place in the top-25 of the Latin American Amateur Championship. 

Gana tied the tournament-low with a final round six-under par 66, to move into fourth place.  He finished with an eight-under 280 on the par 72 Teeth of the Dog course.  This is Gana's third consecutive top-seven finish at the LAAC after tying for seventh in 2018 and winning in 2017. 

Errazuriz, beginning play for the Blue and White in February 2019, was near the top of the leaderboard the entire tournament before a final round 74 dropped him to a five-under 283 to finish eighth.  

Torres, meanwhile, posted a five-under par 67 to make the jump to 18th and Bustos added a 72-hole score of 290 to tie for 25th.  Lynn's five in the top-25 surpasses 2018 when three golfers finished within the top-13. 

Two-time runner-up, and one-time third-place finisher, Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico won the tournament with a 14-under par total of 274, two shots clear of Costa Rica's Luis Gagne. 

Bustos, Errazuriz, Gana and Villar begin the 2019 spring season on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Matlock Invitational in Lakeland, Fla.