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Sunday April 9, 2000Men's Golf Finishes in 6th Place at US Collegiates

LOS CABOS, Mexico

The 19th-ranked University of Florida men's golf team finished in sixth place at the Compaq U.S. Collegiate Championships after a final round of 15-over-par 303 Sunday, while three Gators finished in the top 25 in the individual race.

The team finished with a three round total of 3-over-par 867, while top-ranked Georgia Tech took the title at 26-under-par 838.

Junior Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) and freshman Bubba Dickerson (Hilliard, Fla./West Nassau) tied for 14th at 1-under-par 215. Gilliam fired a final round of 1-over-par 73, while Dickerson carded a 6-over-par 78. Sophomore Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/Instituto Jorge Robledo) tied for 21st at 1-over-par 217 after posting a final round of 3-over-par 75.

Junior Ben Banks (England/King Edwards) shot a round of 8-over-par 80 to finish 37th at 7-over-par 223. Junior Simon Lacey (North Beach, Western Australia/Carine) had a 5-over-par 77 on the day to tie for 50th at 14-over-par 230.

The 12-team event, which featured 11 top 25 programs, was held at the par 72, 7,028-yard layout of Eldorado Golf Club.

The Gators will be back in action April 21-23 in Birmingham, Ala., at the Southeastern Conference Championships where they will attempt to defend their crown.

Team Scores

1. Georgia Tech 288-275-275--838 (-26)

2. Clemson 293-278-281--852 (-12)

3. Oklahoma State 286-285-284--855 (-9)

4. Houston 291-280-290--861 (-3)

5. Georgia 288-282-292--862 (-2)

6. FLORIDA 271-293-303--867 (+3)

7. Northwestern 295-293-282--870 (+6)

Arizona 287-291-292--870 (+6)

9. UNLV 284-305-285--874 (+10)

10. Arizona State 303-298-289--890 (+26)

11. TCU 298-310-295--903 (+39)

Kent 305-297-301--903 (+39)

Individual Scores (Top 10 and UF Finishes)

1. Edward Loar Oklahoma State 69-65-69--203 (-13)

2. Luke Donald Northwestern 69-68-67--204 (-12)

3. Jess Daley Northwestern 71-72-62--205 (-11)

4. Lucas Glover Clemson 72-70-66--208 (-8)

5. Troy Matteson Georgia Tech 75-64-70--209 (-7)

Jonathan Byrd Clemson 71-68-70--209 (-7)

7. Matt Kuchar Georgia Tech 73-71-67--211 (-5)

Nick Cassini Georgia 73-70-68--211 (-5)

Chris Morris Houston 71-67-73--211 (-5)

10. Carlton Forrester Georgia Tech 71-73-68--212 (-4)

Bryce Molder Georgia Tech 71-71-70--212 (-4)

14. NICK GILLIAM FLORIDA 70-72-73--215 (-1)

BUBBA DICKERSON FLORIDA 65-72-78--215 (-1)

T21. CAMILO BENEDETTI FLORIDA 69-73-75--217 (+1)

37. BEN BANKS FLORIDA 67-76-80--223 (+7)

T50. SIMON LACEY FLORIDA 73-80-77--230 (+14)

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