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2001 NCAA Champions

May 30-June 2, 2001
Duke University Golf Course
Duke University
Durham, N.C.

The Gators captured their fourth national title by firing a 13-under-par final round of 275 at the 2001 NCAA Championships hosted at Duke University Golf Course in Durham, N.C. Four Florida golfers turned in under par rounds in the final 18 holes, including senior Nick Gilliam, whose final round 71 gave him a total 286 and the individual medal. Gilliam became only the second Florida golfer to win the title, joining Bob Murphy who took the title in 1966. Florida's school-record total of 1,126 was 18 strokes better than runner-up Clemson, the third largest margin of victory since the NCAA Championships moved to four round play in 1968. The win completed an incredible turnaround after the Gators shot an opening round 296 to put them in a 13th place tie, 16 shots from the lead. Florida then shot 10-under par 278 on the second day to move into second place and finished the third round at 11-under-par 277 to pull into a first-place tie with Arizona heading in the final 18 holes.

The gators also posted one of the two golfers tied for the individual runner-up spot. Junior Camilo Benedetti shot a 9-under to finish at 279 to tie with Jamie Elson from Augusta State.

Team Standings (30 Teams)
1. Florida 1,126 (-26)  
2. Clemson 1,144 (-8)  
3. Arizona 1,145 (-7)  
4. Georgia Tech 1,148 (-4)  
5. Georgia 1,152 (E)  
Individual Standings (Par 288)
1. Nick Gilliam (Florida) 276 (-12)
2. Camilo Benedetti (Florida) 279 (-9)
Jamie Elson (Augusta State) 279 (-9)
4. Kris Mikkelsen (Georgia Tech) 281 (-4)
  Chez Reavie (Arizona State) 281 (-7)
T11. Bubba Dickerson (Florida) 285 (-3)
T22. Camilo Villegas (Florida) 288 (E)
76. Ben Banks (Florida) 303 (+15)
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