Gator Locker Room
Gator Ticket Office

Men's Golf Headline

Friday April 21, 2000Men's Golf in 10th Place at SECs

KILLEN, Ala.

The 13th-ranked University of Florida men's golf team shot a first-round of 19-over-par 307 and is in 10th place at the Southeastern Conference Championships being contested at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club (par 72, 6,991 yards).

Defending national champion Georgia fired a 2-under-par 286 to take a four-stroke lead over Auburn.

Sophomore Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/Instituto Jorge Robledo), the defending individual medalist, was the top finisher for the Gators, carding a 2-over-par 74 to tie for 14th. Freshman Bubba Dickerson (Hilliard, Fla./West Nassau) and junior Ben Banks (England/King Edwards) both posted 5-over-par 77s to tie for 28th. Junior Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) and sophomore Taylor Walsh (Napanoch, N.Y./Ellenville) are tied for 45th after shooting 7-over-par 79.

"It was cold and windy and we played very poorly," said Coach Buddy Alexander. "Hopefully we will be able to play better tomorrow."

The Gators, who are the defending SEC Champions, will continue competition Saturday and Sunday with an 18-hole round each day. Tee times start at 8 a.m. CT each day.

Team Scores

1. Georgia 286

2. Auburn 290

3. Mississippi State 297

4. LSU 301

Tennessee 301

6. Ole Miss 304

7. Alabama 305

8. Arkansas 306

Vanderbilt 306

10. FLORIDA 307

11. South Carolina 308

12. Kentucky 316

Individual Scores (Top 10 and UF Finishes)

1. Alex Rocha Mississippi State 38-32--70 (-2)

Brandt Snedeker Vanderbilt 36-34--70 (-2)

John Humphries LSU 37-33--70 (-2)

Michael Morrison Georgia 36-34--70 (-2)

5. Roland Thatcher Auburn 35-36--71 (-1)

6. Nick Cassini Georgia 38-34--72 (E)

Jason Dufner Auburn 37-35--72 (E)

Erik Compton Georgia 38-34--72 (E)

Bryant Odom Georgia 36-36--72 (E)

Jon Rusk Auburn 36-36--72 (E)

T14. CAMILO BENEDETTI FLORIDA 39-35--74 (+2)

T28. BUBBA DICKERSON FLORIDA 38-39--77 (+5)

BEN BANKS FLORIDA 37-40--77 (+5)

T45. NICK GILLIAM FLORIDA 40-39--79 (+7)

TAYLOR WALSH FLORIDA 37-42--79 (+7)

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.