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Friday September 18, 2009M. Golf Tied for 7th After First Round of Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

 

The University of Florida men’s golf team teed off the 2009 fall season tied for seventh place after the first round of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday. The Gators shot a team score of 294 (+14) on the 7,157-yard, par-70 North Course at the Olympia Fields Country Club.

 

“Today was a little bit unpredictable,” head coach Buddy Alexander said. “This is a new year and so I really didn’t know what to expect today but we find ourselves right in the middle of the field. I was really proud of Andres (Echavarria) to bouce back and help us out a little bit. Obviously, Max (Kieffer) played a good round of golf.”

 

Florida was led by sophomore Max Kieffer (Dusseldorf, Germany), who finished the first round with an even-par 70 to tie for fifth place. Kieffer sandwiched a birdie in between two bogeys in his first nine holes, but after a bogey on the 10th hole, cruised to collect two birdies and six pars.

 

Redshirt junior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) struggled in his first nine holes, carding two bogeys and a triple bogey to enter the turn at five-over, but rallied back to collect consecutive pars on the 13th and 14th holes. Echavarria finished the day in a tie for 28th place after scoring a 74 (+4).

 

Joining Echavarria in 28th place with a four-over 74 was senior Tyson Alexander (Gainesville, Fla.). Alexander got off to the best start for the Gators, entering the turn at even-par. However he was challenged on the back nine, tallying five bogeys and one birdie.

 

Senior Tim McKenney (Scottsdale, Ariz.) finished the afternoon in a tie for 43rd place after carding a 6-over 76 in the first round. Junior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) rounded out the Gators’ lineup, scoring a 77 (+7), good for a tie for 54th.

 

Please visit www.GatorZone.com or www.golfstat.com for live scoring and updated results as the Gators return to the course on Saturday morning.

 

Team Scores After Round 1

Place

School

Score

1

Northwestern

286 (+6)

2

Florida State

288 (+8)

3

Texas

292 (+12)

T4

Illinois

293 (+13)

T4

San Diego State

293 (+13)

T4

Arizona State

293 (+13)

T7

FLORIDA

294 (+14)

T7

Georgia

294 (+14)

T9

Stanford

295 (+15)

T9

Southern California

295 (+15)

T9

Oklahoma State

295 (+15)

12

Augusta State

298 (+18)

13

Wake Forest

300 (+20)

T14

Purdue

302 (+22)

T14

Indiana

302 (+22)

 

   Individual Top 10 Through Round 1

Place

Player (School)

Score

T1

Eric Chun (Northwestern)

68 (-2)

T1

Seath Lauer (Florida State)

68 (-2)

T1

Scott Pinckney (Arizona State)

68 (-2)

4

Erich Johnston (Purdue)

69 (-1)

T5

Brian Carter (Georgia)

70 (E)

T5

Taylor Floyd (Augusta State)

70 (E)

T5

Max Kieffer (Florida)

70 (E)

T5

Scott Langley (Illinois)

70 (E)

T5

Bobby Hudson (Texas)

70 (E)

T10

7 players

71 (+1)

 

  Florida Results After Round 1

Place

Player

Score

T5

Max Kieffer

70 (E)

T28

Tyson Alexander

74 (+4)

T28

Andres Echavarria

74 (+4)

T43

Tim McKenney

76 (+6)

T54

Bank Vongvanij

77 (+7)

 

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