No. 7 Lynn wins Bobcat Invite ahead of No. 6 USC Aiken, No. 1 Nova S'eastern
EATONTON, Ga. -- Wind and rain littered the golf course on the final day of the Bobcat Invitational but No. 7 Lynn was deterred as the team won its fourth tournament of the year with some of the top teams in the nation competing. Daniel Young placed fourth individually while Filip Timmerman and Roberto Francioni also logged top-10 finishes.
The Fighting Knights shot 289 as a team on the final day and 854 overall, winning by six-strokes ahead of No. 6 USC Aiken, top-ranked Nova Southeastern and No. 19 Armstrong Atlantic (860). Fifth-ranked Florida Southern (866) rounded out the top five.
This marks the third time in the last four years the Fighting Knights have staked their claim to first place at the Bobcat Invite. Lynn previously won in 2011 and 2010.
Looking to move atop the all-time record for top-10 finishes, Young earned his fifth of the year, and 14th of his career, by carding rounds of 69-69-74 for a 212 total. He is now tied with fellow Scotland native Gavin Dear for third all-time at Lynn and is three back of owning the school mark.
Timmerman shot a final round 72 with Francioni one back at 73 as the duo each closed out the 54-hole event with 214s to tie for eighth. Timmerman has now finished within the top-10 in four of his last five tournaments.
Ernesto Vitienes posted his second consecutive round of 75 but it was freshman Jose Andres Miranda who had the lowest day for the Fighting Knights, shooting an even par 70 on the 6,730-yard, par 70 Cuscowilla Country Club course