Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

Scott Carter’s Blog Carter’s Corner

Sunday June 16, 2013 Horschel in hunt at U.S. Open, Zunino's first homer, Elam's INT, plus more tidbits

Updated: 9:31am, June 16

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you are a golf fan and enjoy a good drama on TV, today is your lucky day.

Billy Horschel

The final round of the U.S. Open at quirky Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., is must-see TV.

There is also UF connection to keep you interested. Former Gators golfer Billy Horschel is in the mix behind leader Phil Mickelson entering today's final round.

Horschel is one of the up-and-comers on the PGA Tour and is in contention for his first major.

Here is more info on Horschel and other UF connections this Sunday morning:

--Horschel finally missed a green on Saturday, but he remains in contention on Sunday writes Florida Today.

--For more on Horschel's precision approach shots this week, check out this story by Brendan Prunty of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.

--Gators sophomore guard Michael Frazier is getting a shot to play for Gators coach Billy Donovan on the USA Basketball U19 squad writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.

--Former Gators soccer star Abby Wambach scored her 156th career international goal Saturday in the U.S.'s 4-1 win over South Korea at Gillette Stadium. Wambach is only two behind Mia Hamm's American record writes the AP via USA Today.

--In case you missed it, former Gators catcher Mike Zunino only needed two games in the big leagues to hit his first home run writes Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. (Link to video of Zunino's homer)

--Former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow returned home to the Sunshine State to hone his game prior to signing with New England writes The Boston Herald.

--Gators triple jumper Omar Craddock's UF career is over but his place in the school record book is safe writes Gordon Streisand of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Former Gators safety Matt Elam picked off Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during minicamp but forgot to run on the return -- one of his few mistakes writes

--Former Gators volleyball All-American Kelly Murphy helped the U.S. and coach Karch Kiraly advance to the Pan American Cup in Lima, Peru.

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • FOX Sports Sun / FOX Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2015 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., FOX Sports Sun & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.