Golf-M at Donald Ross Intercollegiate
Daniel Young (71-70-70=211/T-4th) Roberto Francioni (74-71-70=215/T-14th) Jose Andres Miranda (74-71-71=216/T-16th) Filip Timmerman (71-70-76=217/T-20th) Ernesto Vitienes (82-74-71=227/T-55th)
Men’s Golf Wins Donald Ross Intercollegiate Title
Modified Oct 16, 2012 07:31 PM
Morganton, N.C. - Lynn University’s men’s golf team successfully defended its crown at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate with a one-stroke victory over James Madison. Daniel Young sank the winning put on the 18th hole to finish with a one-over par 211 and tie for fourth individually.
“This was a battle until the end,” said first-year head coach Andrew Danna. “I can only think of one other tournament that I have been a part of with these types of conditions. The wind was blowing, it was cold and raining. But our players were great out of the gate to finish the second round and start the third round. We stumbled a bit in the middle of the third but finished strong to get the ‘W.’ Considering the conditions and how the course was playing, I couldn’t be happier with our performance one thru five.”
Lynn posted consecutive rounds of 282 to close out the tournament and finish with a 54-hole total of 854, edging out Division I James Madison (855) by one shot. Young came into the final hole needing par or better to secure the victory and the senior from Perth, Scotland, did not disappoint, draining an 8-foot par putt to finish off his round with an even par 70. He was three shots back of the leader but still logged his second top-five finish of the year.
Roberto Francioni and Jose Andres Miranda were on their games over the final two rounds. Francioni closed out the final 36-holes one-over par while Miranda was +2. The duo tied for 14th and 16th individually. Filip Timmerman finished up a stellar second round even par before stumbling a bit to a 217 total. Perhaps the biggest improvement came from Ernesto Vitienes. After posting an 82 in the opening round, the junior southpaw notched scores of 74 and 71, the last of which helped LU claim the victory.
Joining Lynn and JMU in the top-five was Wofford College (860), High Point (867) and Elon (874). Host Appalachian State finished 10th overall.
The Fighting Knights close out their fall season at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla., beginning on Monday, October 29.
Daniel Young (71-70-70=211/T-4th)
Roberto Francioni (74-71-70=215/T-14th)
Jose Andres Miranda (74-71-71=216/T-16th)
Filip Timmerman (71-70-76=217/T-20th)
Ernesto Vitienes (82-74-71=227/T-55th)