Lynn wins title at Matlock Collegiate Invitational; Barry boasts top golfer
Matlock Collegiate Invitational
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tenth-ranked Lynn earned its second win in as many weeks after topping a field of 15 teams, 10 of which rank in the national top-25, to win the 33rd Annual Matlock Collegiate Invitational. A week after tying for the eighth-lowest 54-hole score in school history, Ernesto Vitienes tied the ninth-lowest score with a 209 total to finish second overall.
The Fighting Knights shot a three-under par 285 as a team to finish with a 12-under 852, six shots better than No. 1 Barry (858). Armstrong tied with T8 Nova Southeastern (863) for third and Florida Tech (877) held on by a stroke against No. 2 USC-Aiken for fifth. Third-ranked West Florida finished 27 shots behind the Blue & White while No. 5 Columbus State was 50 strokes behind.
As a team, Lynn led the field in par four (+8) and par five scoring (-21) and total pars (179) while tying for the birdie lead (49). Lynn also posted the third-lowest score at the Matlock in the last 17 years.
Barry sophomore Adam Svensson won the Matlock Collegiate Classic, shooting 11-under 205, Tuesday on a day the No. 1 Buccaneers finished as the team runner-up.
Svensson, whose school record 64 in Monday's second round propelled him to his third tournament victory of the 2013-14 season and first of the spring. He finished four strokes better than runner-up Ernesto Vitienes of tournament champion Lynn. Nova Southeastern's Santiago Gomez was third at 3-under 213 on the par-72, 7,065-yard Lone Palm Golf Club course.