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Friday June 2, 2006Men's Golf Advances To Final Round Of NCAA Championship

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The University of Florida Men’s Golf team advanced to the final round of the 2006 NCAA Championship on Friday by carding a three round total of 284-285-298 = 867 (+3). The Gators battled tough conditions at the Crosswater Golf Club to finish the day in eighth.  

 

Light showers throughout the morning proved to be a factor for many of the front running teams during the third day of competition. With damp conditions slowing the course, none of the top 10 teams managed to break par.

 

“We just didn’t have it today,” Florida head coach Buddy Alexander said. “The weather was bad but that is no excuse. Obviously we’re disappointed with our performance, but we are not out of it yet.”

 

Florida finds itself 10 strokes behind Washington, who retained the lead for a second consecutive day despite a six-over-par performance during the third round. Wake Forest also shot six-over to tie for second with Oklahoma State.  .

 

“We’ve played well on the last day on several occasion this year,” Alexander said. “We feel like we still have another good round in us. Hopefully we’ll go out tomorrow and play like we’ve played all spring.”

 

Senior James Vargas (Miami, Fla.) took his turn leading the team when he carded an even-par 72. Vargas began his day on the back nine where he had two birdies and three bogeys. He played bogey-free after the turn and collected a birdie on the par-five, sixth-hole to finish even for the day.

 

Seniors Matt Every (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Brett Stegmaier (Madison, Conn.) both struggled to overcome slow starts and completed the day at three-over 75. Freshmen Billy Horschel (Grant, Fla.) and Toby Ragland (Jacksonville, Fla.) turned in identical scores of 76 (+3).

 

The 30-team field at the NCAA Championship will be cut to 15 teams for the final round on Saturday. The top-six individuals that are not on a qualifying team will also have an opportunity to continue playing. Tee times for the final round are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (PT). Live scoring updates can be found at www.golfstat.com.

 

Team Results

Place

Team

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

Par

1

Washington

281

282

294

857

-7

T2

Oklahoma State

281

291

288

860

-4

T2

Wake Forest

277

289

294

860

-4

T2

Arizona State

287

279

294

860

-4

T5

Minnesota

287

286

292

865

+1

T5

Lamar

292

283

290

865

+1

7

Clemson

282

288

296

866

+2

8

Florida

284

285

298

867

+3

9

Georgia

293

286

290

869

+5

T10

Texas A&M

291

283

296

870

+6

T10

Arizona

296

283

291

870

+6

T10

UCLA

280

294

296

870

+6

T10

Kentucky

283

287

300

870

+6

14

Duke

290

297

284

871

+7

T15

BYU

292

298

284

874

+10

T15

Coastal Carolina

296

287

291

874

+10

17

North Carolina

297

289

290

876

+12

18

N.C. State

284

295

298

877

+13

T19

UNLV

293

290

297

880

+16

T19

Auburn

295

293

292

880

+16

21

East Tennessee St.

286

301

298

885

+21

T22

Pepperdine

296

294

296

886

+22

T22

South Carolina

292

296

298

886

+22

T22

Charlotte

288

299

299

886

+22

25

Northwestern

292

295

302

889

+25

26

Georgia Tech

301

294

296

891

+27

27

Texas Tech

297

290

305

892

+28

28

Nevada

296

294

307

897

+33

29

Oklahoma

284

306

313

903

+39

30

Loyla Marymount

300

312

303

915

 +51

 

 

Top 10 Individuals

Place

Name

School

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

Par

1

Jonathan Moore

Oklahoma State

68

70

69

207

-9

2

Kyle Reifers

Wake Forest

65

70

73

208

-8

3

Pablo Martin

Oklahoma State

66

72

71

209

-7

4

Andrew Parr

Texas A&M

71

70

69

210

-6

T5

Zach Bixler

Washington

70

68

73

211

-5

T5

Alejandro Canizares

Arizona State

73

66

72

211

-5

T5

Dustin Johnson

Coastal Carolina

70

71

70

211

-5

T5

James Lepp

Washington

69

71

71

211

-5

T5

Cameron Tringale

Georgia Tech

73

70

68

211

-5

T10

Chris Kirk

Georgia

71

71

70

212

-4

T10

Dusty Smith

Lamar

71

68

73

212

-4

  

 

Florida Results

Place

Name

Score

Par

T16

Brett Stegmaier

73-67-75 = 215

-1

T30

James Vargas

71-74-72 = 217

+1

T50

Matt Every

71-73-75 = 219

+3

T50

Billy Horschel

69-74-76 = 219

+3

T74

Toby Ragland

74-71-76 = 221

+5

 

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