Men’s Golf Takes Fifth at NSU Shark Invitational

Men’s Golf Takes Fifth at NSU Shark Invitational

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Lynn University's top-ranked men's golf team had a solid second round but falter over the final 18 holes to finish fifth at the NSU Shark Invitational.  Giovanni Manzoni paced the squad with a fourth-place finish. 

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standings:
 5th of 11 teams
Location: PGA National – Champion Course | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla..
Par / Yardage: 72 / 6,815
History at Event: 12th appearance (won in 2016 and 2010)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • A second round one-under par 287 pulled Lynn near the top of the leaderboard only to shot 295 over the final round.  Keiser (860) was four-under for the tournament in taking the win with West Florida (866), Georgia Southwestern (868) and Florida Tech (880), ahead of the Blue and White.
  • Manzoni shot identical rounds of two-under par 70 over the final 36-holes, giving him a 54-hole total of 212.
  • Jorge Villar locked in an even par 72 in the second round with a three-over 75 in round three.  His 223 total put him into a tie for 17th.
  • Justin Wynen turned it around following the first round to shoot scores of 73-73 on the final day.  His 224 tied him for 20th.
  • Toto Gana shot 228 with Tyrone Clarke adding a 241.
  • Mariano Ayora Gomez put forth a 228, tying for 32nd and finishing second among the individual golfers.  Guillermo Casares shot a 236 over 54-holes.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • This is Manzoni's fourth career top-five finish.
  • Lynn was tied for the lead in the field with 156 pars and third in par 3 scoring (+16).
  • Gomez tied for second in par 3 scoring (E) and Manzoni was third in par 4 scoring (-1).
  • Villar led the field with 40 par putts and Manzoni was third with 13 birdies.

NEXT COURSE:
Lynn is back in action Monday, Oct. 14, when the team participates in the Copperhead Championship at the Innisbrook Resort-Copperhead Course in Tampa, Fla.  Check out LynnFightingKnights.com for more information.