Men’s Golf Flexing Muscles at Matlock Classic

Men’s Golf Flexing Muscles at Matlock Classic

Lakeland, Fla. - Lynn University's men's golf team shot consecutive rounds under par to take a 10-shot lead into the final round of the Matlock Collegiate Classic.  Jorge Villar is tied for the individual tournament lead in a field that features seven of the nation's top-10 teams. 

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing:
 1st out of 15 teams
Location: Lone Palm Golf Club | Lakeland, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,065
History at Event: 16th consecutive year participating (8th in 2018; won in 2014)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn was four-under par through 18 holes before posting a five-under par 283 to finish nine-under.  Sixth-ranked West Florida (577) is in a tie with top-ranked Barry while Columbus State (579) and seventh-ranked Florida Southern (580) round out the top-five.
  • Villar was nearly flawless on the day.  He ended the first round with a three-under par 69, sinking five birdies to go with two bogeys.  In round two he shot a five-under 67.  His eight-under par is tied with Florida Southern's Max Coutsolioutsos.
  • Newcomer Agustin Errazuriz wasted little time in making an impression in his first tournament, ending the 36-holes three-under par. He carded a 69 in round one before heading to the clubhouse with a 72 and is tied for sixth.
  • Carlos Bustos is tied for 14th with a one-over 145.
  • Tyrone Clarke and Toto Gana have totals of 148 and 149.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Lynn is the only team to shoot under par for the tournament.
  • Errazuriz is making his Fighting Knights debut.
  • Villar's second round 67 is his second-lowest round of the season, three off his second round at the NCAA D2 Preview.
  • Lynn is first in the field in par 4 (E), par 5 (-14) scoring and total birdies (36).
  • Villar is tied for first in par 4 (-3) and par 5 scoring (-4) and total birdies (11).
  • Tyrone Clarke is one of five golfers to drain an eagle in the tournament.

NEXT HOLE:
The Fighting Knights will pair with West Florida and Barry for the final round.  Lynn tees off from holes one thru three with an 8:30 am shotgun start.  Fans can keep up with live results at LynnFightingKnights.com.