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Sunday March 1, 2009UF finishes seventh at Puerto Rico Classic

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida men’s golf team shot six-under par 282 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic but couldn’t move up the leader board and finished in seventh place with a tournament total of 859 (-5). Senior Billy Horschel (Grant, Fla.) continued to play well and finished in a tie for sixth.

 

Horschel shot a final-round 69 (-3) to finish at eight-under par 208 for the tournament. The three-time All-American shot under par in each of his three rounds.

 

Freshman Mu Hu (Shen Zhen, China) bounced back after two rough rounds with a three-under 69 on the final day. Senior Toby Ragland (Jacksonville, Fla.) shot a 71 (-1) and junior Tim McKenney (Scottsdale, Ariz.) shot a 73 (+1) to round out the team’s scoring in the third round.

 

“We played better today in what I thought were the toughest conditions,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “I was really proud of Mu today. It was impressive to see a freshman come back and have a round like that on the final day.”

 

McKenney finished the tournament at one-over par 217 in a tie for 27th place. Hu jumped up the leader board and finished in a tie for 35th at three-over 219.

 

Junior Tyson Alexander (Gainesville, Fla.) shot a final-round 74 (+2) and joined Ragland in a tie for 46th at five-over par 221.

 

Georgia ran away from the field, finishing at 38-under par 826 for the tournament and winning by 12 strokes. The Bulldog’s Hudson Swafford and Texas’ Dylan Fritelli shared the medalist honors at 12-under par 204.

 

Next up for the Gators is a trip to Las Vegas, where they will play in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship March 13-15.

 

 

TEAM RESULTS

Finish

School

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

To Par

1

Georgia

283

270

273

826

-38

2

Clemson

285

275

278

838

-26

3

Oklahoma St.

286

282

280

848

-16

4

Texas

294

280

279

853

-11

5

Georgia Tech

280

292

283

855

-9

6

N.C. State

281

286

291

858

-6

7

Florida

288

289

282

859

-5

8

Alabama

288

291

286

865

+1

T9

East Tennessee St.

297

291

289

877

+13

T9

Michigan

287

294

296

877

+13

11

Kent State

295

288

297

880

+16

T12

Minnesota

296

295

290

881

+17

T12

Northwestern

294

297

290

881

+17

14

Purdue

292

299

293

884

+20

15

Virginia Tech

312

285

301

898

+34

 

INDIVIDUAL TOP-10

Finish

Player

School

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

To Par

T1

Hudson Swafford

Georgia

70

67

67

204

-12

T1

Dylan Fritelli

Texas

67

64

73

204

-12

T3

Russell Henley

Georgia

72

67

67

206

-10

T3

Brian Harman

Georgia

69

71

66

206

-10

T3

Ben Martin

Clemson

71

69

66

206

-10

T6

Billy Horschel

Florida

71

68

69

208

-8

T6

David May

Clemson

68

70

70

208

-8

T6

James White

Ga. Tech

68

70

70

208

-8

9

Kyle Stanley

Clemson

72

67

70

209

-7

T10

Lance Lopez

Texas

73

72

65

210

-6

T10

Drew Weaver

Va. Tech

76

68

66

210

-6

 

FLORIDA RESULTS

Finish

Player

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

To Par

T6

Billy Horschel

71

68

69

208

-8

T27

Tim McKenney

75

69

73

217

+1

T35

Mu Hu

74

76

69

219

+3

T46

Toby Ragland

72

78

71

221

+5

T46

Tyson Alexander

71

76

74

221

+5

 

 

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