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Sunday September 16, 2007Men's Golf In Trouble After Two Rounds At Carpet Capital Collegiate

Dalton, Ga.

The University of Florida men’s golf team shot a team score of 300 and 306 (+30) on Saturday in the opening rounds of the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm after play was suspended Friday to finish the day in 17th place.

 

Senior Manuel Villegas (Medillin, Colombia) and sophomore Tyson Alexander (Gainesville, Fla.) are currently leading the Gators, sharing rounds of 74-76 = 150 (+6) in a tie for 37th place.

Making his debut for the Orange and Blue this weekend, sophomore Chappell Brown (Palm Beach, Fla.) is tied for a share of 55th place with a two-round tally of 77-75 = 152 (+8).

 

Wrapping up the scorecard for Florida is junior Toby Ragland (Jacksonville, Fla.) and redshirt freshman Robbie Wight (Palm Beach, Fla.). Ragland, who shot every round under par at the Carpet Capital last season, cannot say the same for 2007. He is currently playing in a tie for 64th

place with at ten shots over par (75-79 = 154). Wight, following his top-25 finish at the season-opening Inverness Invitational, is shooting 77-82 = 159 (+15) for a tie in 79th.

 

“We played poorly today,” Florida head coach Buddy Alexander said. “It was not a good day. We certainly need to work on getting better. Some of our guys are playing with little college experience, and you can see that they are a little nervous, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for our older guys.”

 

Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com for the tournament’s final rounds.

 

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